Mary Walsh  



May 2021 - Mary Walsh


About the Image(s)

I took this photo at Chanticleer Gardens in St. Davids, PA. It was very windy, so I had to increase the shutter speed because the flowers were blowing around quite a bit. ISO 450, F6.0, 1/400 sec. The photo was slightly underexposed. I cropped it a little to remove some parts of dead trees on the top and the right. Then I edited it in Luminar AI.

13 comments posted

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
What a beautiful, peaceful scene. I wouldn't do anything to change this. It is lovely.   Posted: 05/03/2021 08:30:54
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thank you, Beverly.   Posted: 05/03/2021 10:28:19
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Bev, on closer inspection, I realized that the original and edited versions of my photo are backwards.   Posted: 05/06/2021 06:42:54

Nilmini De Silva   Nilmini De Silva
A gorgeous image. It just evokes so much feeling and I love the way the creek creates a leading line that leads you into the image.   Posted: 05/05/2021 06:13:39
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thank you, Nilmini   Posted: 05/05/2021 09:56:49

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
My first impression was "I want to go there". So I checked my map and can't find St. David's on it. We have been in our vacation house in Huntingdon, PA since last March and I grew up in the Lancaster area but I never heard of St. David's (there are many places in PA I've never heard of). I love the curving lines and soft colors.   Posted: 05/05/2021 08:25:44
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Margaret, You'd enjoy it. They've done a beautiful job on the gardens. It's like walking through a postcard. It's called Chanticleer Garden. The address is 786 Church Rd Wayne, PA. They have a website. It's $10/person admission. You have to reserve parking in advance. Weekdays are best, fewer people.   Posted: 05/05/2021 10:00:37
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
For 3 years (1959-1962) I traveled Route 30 frequently to go from Lancaster to City Line Ave. where my nursing school was. I remember signs for some of the towns but of course never explored. Now we'll have to go find this garden because it looks wonderful. Thanks!   Posted: 05/05/2021 10:53:55

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Beautiful and peaceful Mary. Think you did a good crop too. It has wonderful movement to it and certainly calls out to the viewer to come to visit. Great job!   Posted: 05/05/2021 11:13:16
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks, Jamie, I actually realized when I looked again, that my original and edited versions are reversed. I didn't do a lot to the photo, but I did crop out some of the dead branches on the right and the dead, brown spot at the top right. I also brightened it a little to make the purple flowers stand out more.   Posted: 05/05/2021 11:18:15

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
I love the composition and the colors. You might try to lighten the shadows in the foreground a bit with a gradient. Then bring down the bright area in the middle right and conversely brighten the shady areas in the middle left. This might give the image a bit more depth. This is great.   Posted: 05/05/2021 22:13:22
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Lloyd, thanks for your comments. I actually did lighten the shadows, etc. The original and edited versions are backwards.   Posted: 05/06/2021 06:36:44
Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Yes, I see.   Posted: 05/06/2021 16:46:55


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