Old World Charm

My photo for today features a home that has been lovingly restored by current owners Steve and Kathy, and they have done an outstanding job both inside and out. The exterior features a gorgeous wrap around porch that has been painted in subtle shades of green and burgundy, and is a great place to sit and enjoy fresh lemonade while relaxing on one of several rocking chairs. The stunning hydrangea in shades of blue and lavender provide a visual feast for the eyes and were the reason I stopped to photograph this spot. I light painted much of the scene to help show the details,and despite picking the worst breezy night to try this, I managed to get most of the plants still. According to online resources, hydrangea color is affected primarily by the presence or absence of aluminum compounds in the flowers. Adjusting soil ph will yield blue to pink possibilities.

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10 responses to “Old World Charm

  1. Nice touch with the light painting—–unobtrusive but really enhances the photo. What did you paint with, and how many layers in your final image? Nice work.

  2. Your picture looks amazing! The colors are beautiful and we both love how the ferns are lit up. Thank you for including our house on your blog.

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