In the midst of Winter, you won’t find many flowers at all. It seems that most councils (not sure what they’re called here), line the street planter boxes with kale. I’ve watched them over the end of Fall and Winter and I’ve noted that they tend to keep their shape and appearance through the harsh weather we have had. Of course, they don’t look as nice as when they were planted, but decent nonetheless.
I took these pictures back at the beginning of Fall, when there were still blooms to see. I look forward to Spring, though only for the flowers. I’ve heard the heat in DC is quite stifling, so that part I am not looking forward to.
I took all of these photos using my Nikon D7100 with a 35mm lens. I edited the photos using Lightroom 5, using a combination of my own presets (that I created) and other free presets I have found online, as well as adjustments in develop mode. I’ve spent a bit of time playing with the develop mode to create the presets that I use for most of my photos.
I found in order to get a clearer close up photo of a flower, it is best if I turn the live view on. I then zoom in, using the screen as a guide and focus on the point I want to. This way, I don’t need to use the viewfinder eyepiece to get as close to the flower which tends to be a little unsteady for me.