This image was made in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA during a groupshoot organized by the San Diego DSLR group. Having shot there many times before, I went looking for unique photo opportunities and found this lilly near the edge of a very iconic pond in front of the arboritum. What makes this shot unique is that is was shot after official sunset and I used my Maglight mini flashlight to "paint" the flower with light during the long exposure. This light painting gives the lilly a ghostly, surreal feeling. I then played with the white balance temperature and tint to render the overall image in purple.
This is my seventh year posting to this blog! Can you believe it? I want to thank each of you for taking a moment out of your day to read my posts. I've had more than 13,500 page views by readers in 37 countries around the world. It's fun to think of folks living in places so different than mine, checking out my blog.
Take the time to explore the world around you. You don't need to go far, just let the "travel spirit" move you. See you on the road less traveled.
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