Friday, June 25, 2021

Wild bellflower

Not much to say about these campanules sauvages (wild bellflower) other than that they show up every summer here and there among the tall grasses adjacent to the vineyard parcels out back.

I took the background color out of the photo to highlight the blossoms.

I really want to get out and cut the grass today. Maybe this afternoon. Heavy morning dew makes the grass too wet to cut until close to mid-day. If it dries out enough before lunch, I'll give it a go. We're not expecting any rain until over night. Fingers crossed.


  1. I'm really puzzled about how you did this Photoshop (?) trick. How can you highlight all hese shades of green in the plant by highlighting the violet blossoms and not highlighting the green background?
    The effect is stunning!
    Did you receive the recipe?

  2. Very artistic. Is that the sun shining on the flowers?

  3. That's a great photo. I am guessing you have a really good camera and a talent for knowing just how to get the shot.

  4. I LOVE the photo treatment. The daily saga of the wet grass.

  5. chm, I use Lightroom, but I think the same thing can be done with Photoshop. I de-saturate all the colors I don't want. That makes them essentially shades of black and white. The colors I want remain.

    bettyann, yes, it was sunrise.

    michael, I have a good camera and a lot of luck... ;)

    mitch, I know... I cut the west 40 yesterday morning. It was much wetter than I would have liked, but the job got done. More rain coming tomorrow.:(


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