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When Art and Nature collide

Thursday, 23 Jun 11 18°C / 65°F

I’ve always loved art in my garden and have found over the years that well placed garden decor make for some incredible photography “props” as well.

I just got a new camera lens today (Sigma 55mm f/1.4) for my Canon 7D , and have been taking a few pix in the garden to experiment with the incredible background blur this lens produces (called bokeh) The glass windchime shows the most extreme end (at 1.4) and the bird shots are at 4.5 with less blur but good depth of field.

Along with the garden art we had the house painted orange this month…YESORANGE. The color is called “Cayenne” (Sherwin Williams) and is the perfect backdrop for my vivid garden and art. It’s the most luscious rich persimmon shade that makes the greens just jump out. You can see the peak of the roof behind the vintage mosaic lamp in the garden. I’ll show you more of the house and how it sets off the garden soon


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  • TangoFlowers

    TangoFlowers wrote:

    awesome bluebird pic! :)

    Posted on 24 Jun 11 (almost 4 years ago)

  • neonpirate

    neonpirate wrote:

    Your garden looks beautiful! I would love to spend my mornings and afternoons out there tending the gorgeous creature. :)

    The new camera also looks GREAT, or it’s probably just your photog skills.

    Posted on 24 Jun 11 (almost 4 years ago)

  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    I’m impressed with your photog skills.

    Posted on 24 Jun 11 (almost 4 years ago)

  • graffiti

    graffiti wrote:

    Thanks you guys SO much for the comments. I need great camera lenses because I am legally blind….seeing only a teeny bit in one eye. The camera is my sight these days and I wish I could take photos 24/7. I really adore it and when you have a garden ….you all know well I’m sure….. it becomes your artists palette. I have kind of a wildly colored place here but I think it’s the vision thing again. At least I can SEE it…LOL!

    Big hugs my garden friends!!

    Posted on 24 Jun 11 (almost 4 years ago)

  • neonpirate

    neonpirate wrote:

    My mom wears as she called “coke bottle glasses” her whole life (thank goodness for lens technology, and smaller lenses now!) and is the same way. I’ve always grown up in a world of color and people often wonder why I am so bright myself.

    Posted on 03 Jul 11 (almost 4 years ago)

  • graffiti

    graffiti wrote:

    With a name like neonpirate and that beautiful profile photo I can only imagine we would get along AWESOME. I’ve always told people that Orange is my neutral and when they see my house, inside and out they end up agreeing. I’ll be posting soon about the repainting of our house……..I think you will love it. Sets the garden greens off so nicely!! Have a great day my friend and thanks for coming by!!!

    Posted on 04 Jul 11 (almost 4 years ago)

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