Canna Lillies

I adore canna lillies. They are, for me, the perfect background flower in any back or front or side yard. They require minimal watering or care. And they bloom profusely all summer long.

I took my Lensbaby Sweet 35 outside this morning to capture this particular bloom.

I used a white reflector to filter out the harsh lines because this flower was out in the bright full sun.

I had been in the habit of simply snapping away with my photos, but after taking one of those online photography classes I am trying to not snap and snap, and also I am not cropping for interest. Instead I am attempting to fill my frame with the entire flower in range and not crop.

I could go into Photoshop and play with the background and add painterly textures and mask off the flower and I may eventually do that. But for now I think it’s nice just the way it is.


This is a sample post as I’m just now starting to set up my blog and am extremely unsure about what to do or how to go about doing it. Consider this a pretty standard sample post.

I will find and add an image here, using the ‘blocks’. So now I’ve added the image. I suppose I could file this under photography.

This is a photo I took with my Nikon D810 and my Lensbaby Composer 2 with the Sweet 50 lens insert. It’s supposed to be blurry on the sides, that’s what it does. This particular day my hubby and I had taken our cameras with us to take a few shots of the city.

Please bear with me as I figure all of this out. I’ve neglected my website for about a year now. I don’t know if I’ll actually sell anything off the website for a while, but maybe again in time. For now this is just more of an informational, ‘what am I doing’ lately sort of thing. And for your interest, I’ve imported my old blog from Blogger.

Thanks for stopping by! –Natalie