Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Bright Red Lilies in a Rock Garden (8 Photos)
These brilliant red lilies started opening a few days ago, right behind my office.
Normally, I wouldn't hop somebody's fence to get into their rock garden.
But, nobody was home so, I did.
It reminds me, I have to get some information on the Lily Festival going this month.
That's over on Ie Jima, an island not far from Okinawa.
They have something like a million white lilies on display every year.
Have you ever seen a red lily before ?
They must have a different scientific name for these plants, than those white Easter Lilies.
For these first three photos, I just handheld the Canon G12
Playing around with the manual settings, I shot a few different compositions.
So, I decided to put the Canon away and bring out the Pentax and tripod.
It looks a lot more professional and people probably won't think you're a thief.
There is just one lily plant in the whole rock garden, as far as I can tell.
I monkeyed around with some settings and compositions.
But, had to keep looking over my shoulder, to make sure nobody was coming.
Really, I'm no expert at shooting flowers so, I make all kinds of shots.
When it comes to jumping fences though, I do alright.
Did I ever mention that time I escaped.......... ?
Never-mind. You don't want to know.
As soon as I figured I had enough bright red lily photos, I jumped back over the fence.
Then, put the cameras away and went back with a broom.
There were flip-flop tracks in the dirt. I had to get rid of all the evidence.
Wouldn't it be fun, having me as a neighbor ?