A Little Something Different

I went to take my daylily photos this morning and my camera did not cooperate.  Dead battery.  The hazard to being addicted to daylilies, I suppose.  It’s my summer road trip this year, though.  So, time to savor it!

Today was different because my daughter and grandkids are in town for a couple of days.  Tonight, swimming.  Tomorrow, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  And, so for today, a short blog.

The new kid today is one called Fairy Tale Pink.  It looks more peach in the sunlight.  I love the lines coming from the throat.  It is a unique addition to the batch.



Fairy Tale Pink – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Today was Zuni Thunderbird’s last bloom.  I fell in love with this whimsical bloom for some reason.  I am definitely painting this one.



Zuni Thunderbird – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


So, dead battery.  What’s a photographer to do?  I substituted with my Kindle for the early photos and used some of the filters that I have on my photoshop app.  I’ve been wanting to do that.  And, the hour is late . . .



From L to R: Top Row -Fairy Tale Pink, Ghost Ranch, Mini Pearl.  Row Two – Soco Gap, Marque Moon, Stella de Oro, Ruby Stella. Bottom Row – Skinwalker, South Seas, Zuni Thunderbird.


Focus on Daylilies

I went camping this weekend.  It’s my semester break from my doctoral program.  However, I am teaching a class and implementing my project.  So, it was a quick get away.  I came home to find that I had missed Chief Four Fingers and Early Bird Cardinal’s first blooms.  However, Happy Returns had two blossoms to greet me.

As always, I ran out with my Canon Powershot and my Kindle to get a shot.  After that, I went in to download my vacation pictures.  On the same card are my first camera versions of the photos that I have shared here.  I thought  would do a couple of comparisons.

Below is my first bloom, Electric Lizard. The first one is by Kindle, the second with the Powershot.



Electric Lizard Daylily taken with Amazon Kindle




Electric Lizard taken with Canon Powershot


Below is Dream Keeper, first by Kindle and then by Powershot:



Dream Keeper taken with Amazon Kindle



Dream Keeper 6

Dream Keeper taken with Canon Powershot


I paint my Christmas gifts from the photos, so detail and color are important.  Still, I am on a student budget until I return to work.  So these are my options.  The Kindle does a decent job for something that I can post immediately.  However, the Canon sure has crisper detail.

I welcome any thoughts experiences readers have had with photographing these beauties.  I am hopeful for another bloom or two very soon.