Encinitas Garden Tour

Discussion in 'Flora' started by Chris Dodkin, May 1, 2011.

  1. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Normally I loath being dragged around these 'events' by SWMBO - but this time I decided to take the camera, and turn it into a garden shoot :cool:

    Far more entertaining (for me) - I really enjoyed myself snooping around people's gardens! ;)

    All shots Canon 5D2 and 17-35 f2.8L - with polarizer

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  2. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    For some reason I like the shot of the second birdhouse but not sure why, I think due to it's quirkyness. What the hell is a encinitas garden tour anyway?
     
  3. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Local horticultural society in the city of Encinitas get people to open their gardens up each year for joe public to wander through.

    So basically you get the chance to be super nosy :) :)
     
  4. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    They do that locally to us ... There was a radio show about it on local radio ... It didn't translate on radio very well if I'm honest!

    Some very expensive looking gardens there ...
     
  5. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Encinitas is not an inexpensive neighborhood, Hamish! I like the shots #1-#3. Birdhouse architecture, eh? Nice! I do the same thing whenever I get a license to snoop at those things.
     
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I really like the first bird house and the fire hydrant Chris and also the PP on the yellow flowers. What did you do?
     
  7. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Hamish - as Darren mentioned, Encinitas has some fairly pricey houses, as well as some 'normal' stuff - no idea how much some of the homes we visited would be worth, but I think Sh!t-loads would be an adequate description! LOL

    Pete - for the yellow flowers I just did my normal routine of exposure tweaks, black level tweaks, a little fill light, sharpen and crop. Probably pumped in a little more black than 'normal' to give the yellow a good contrasty backdrop if anything.

    Clearly I'm no gardener, otherwise I'd be calling them by their latin name, or even a common name, instead of yellow flowers!! ;)
     
  8. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

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    Most of the houses were to the right (East) of Crest Drive, with the back gardens ending at a small canyon.
     
  9. Vic Shaw

    Vic Shaw Senior Member

    I really like the bird house shot, that's a stock photo I'd say.


    Vic
     
  10. Vic Shaw

    Vic Shaw Senior Member

    Scrap that just had another look and noticed your shadow.
     
  11. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Indeed - couldn't keep it out of shot :(
     
  12. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Those yellow flowers are called proteas, by the way. I'm hardly an expert, but they are easy to recognize. They are mostly native to South Africa. San Diego's unique climate is similar to South Africa's, and we are one ofthe few places they grow naturally,and are produced commercially.
     
  13. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    I'll defer to your knowledge - I can recognize a daisy, and that's about it!
     
  14. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Think of them as a big yellow daisy with with very thick leaves Chris! :)
     

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