This year's Dahlia shoot was tricky due to the heat and dryness. That said I came away with over 500 photos to process and weed down to the best 10-well, more like the best 15. I decided to number my Dahlias as I have so many that coming up with creative names boggled my mind. If you have any suggestions for titles, please, make suggestions.
About the photos: I tend to be straightforward in my photos and do minimal manipulation. I work with light, angles, depth and clarity. That being said I did play with one photo and used a Mist Preset and love how it worked and the made the dahlia look like frosted glass, Dahlia 335. Tried on a couple others and just didn't like how it altered the photo.
I have had ups and downs with the Nikon D90, sometimes great shots and other times just defeated me. I am still willing to master it, but I had to have a camera I could function readily with for the Lavender Festival. Upshot is I bought a Nikon D3300 (very similar to my first serious camera). I was able to get the photos I wanted with a minimum of fuss.
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