Flowers #3260B, 3230B, 3265C, 3257B, 3274C, 3231B & 3228C

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August 10, 2013

Having recently purchased my first new SLR camera in thirty-three years, replacing my Canon A-1 with an EOS 60D, finally going digital, I have made up for lost time by shooting slightly more than ten thousand photographs in just two months.  However, I have noticed that when viewing the photos on the camera’s LCD screen, they look vibrant and full of color, but looking at them on my ten-year old computer’s CRT monitor, they just don’t look the same.  Besides matting and framing them, getting them ready to post online, I also tweak the color and brightness as well.  This all has me wondering what my photographs look like to someone with a HD flat screen.

To further compound this issue, I am colorblind.  What might look great to me may look like sh*t to everyone else, without complicating the issue with the variations between CRT and HD monitors.  If I am fortunate to have you view my photographs and you find the color saturation too much or the color schemes of the mats do not match either themselves or the photograph, please let me know via a comment.  Having seen the light, that being my photographs on a LCD monitor, I have decided that I definitely need to buy a HD flat screen for my computer.

Resurrection Lilies, whose botanical name is Lycoris Squamigera, are a member of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants.  These unique flowers are so named because their thick, grayish-green leaves first grow in early spring to a height of twelve inches tall and an inch wide, and then die back during June.  Then during August and September, the bare stalk of the flowers seeming rise from the dead to a height of two feet, with each stalk bearing four to seven funnel-shaped flowers.  The blooms range in color from white to pink to magenta and are quite fragrant.

Sometimes referred to as a Surprise Lily, Magic Lily or Naked Lily, Resurrection Lilies are believed to have originated in either China or Japan, perhaps as a hybrid plant.  Resurrections are very cold hardy and grow in nearly all soil types, especially in organically rich, medium wet but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

Steven H. Spring

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