She was in a large dahlia garden belonging to the owner of a house on a corner when I drove by. I stopped and got out of the car; the woman was wearing an apron and was down on her knees pulling weeds with very long roots. I told her how pretty her yard looked and asked if I could take a picture. She said many had stopped in late summer to take pictures. She pulled her gloves off, smiled, brushed her mussed white hair to the side and went inside.
Many of the flowers, all dahlias, of all shades and different shapes had seen their best days but it was still a sight to behold with the mix planted in several straight rows, each about 40 feet long. This one stood out and was closest to me. I have done nothing to alter this photo....she's a-naturale. I could have changed the exposure, made it sharper, or embellished the color and the background....or, I could have used a textured template...this I have yet to do! So that is my goal for next Friday...to try something I've not tried before with a photo. I imagine a kind of "vintage seed packet look...I hope!
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