Archive for July 19th, 2010



Rockport Daylily Light

These, for a change, are not in my yard. A late afternoon visit to Rockport, up the coast two hours from us, for a Bay Chamber concert (my daughter played: Young Stars of Maine), and a few hours to wander the village between dropping her off and the concert proper. Rockport is full of little pocket parks. It seems that wherever there is open ground it is turned into a beauty spot: with plantings, paths, and benches. For which, as a casual visitor, I am truly thankful. The Daylilies in this hillside park were at their best in the late light, which gave them an inner fire.

Canon SX20IS. 1) 28mm equivalent @ f5.6 @ 1/320th @ ISO 125, Aperture preferred. 2) 560mm equivalent @ f5.7 @ 1/640th @ ISO 160. Aperture preferred.

In Lightroom, Recovery for the highlights, a touch of Fill Light for the shadows, Blackpoint just right, added Clarity and just a smidge of Vibrance. Sharpen narrow edges preset.

From Rockport 2010.