The light in our yard in the early evening is truly magical, and that is my favorite time to shoot.

I was drawn to these lovely phlox blossoms and took many shots, but this one best captures the feeling of stillness and late light.

Processed in LR5 with basic adjustments and Kim Klassen’s Melancholy preset, which gave it just the tone I was looking for.

Then processed in PS with OnOne Perfect Effects using a custom preset from Nicole Young’s Portland Matte Collection, and finished with Kim Klassen’s kk_rainyday (color burn, 60%) and lightly masking out the flowers.

Nikon D700 with Nikon 105mm micro lens

Font is Four Seasons Pro.


phlox, lavender, evening light, flower, muted tones, garden, texture

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 month ago


  • Thank you so much for your kind comment and the fave, Lorilee!

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 month ago

    Wow, so delicate and beautiful, my favorite color!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Angie! It’s one of my favorite colors too!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 1 month ago

    Very gentle colours and lots of lovely detail – a winner, Anita!

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comments, Bette!

    – Anita Pollak

  • OzPhoto
    OzPhotoabout 1 month ago

    Very pretty. Nice lighting and detail!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...about 1 month ago

    Lovely soft colors, Anita!

  • Thank you so much, Christina!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 1 month ago

    Subtle and subdued, lovely details!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Celeste!

    – Anita Pollak

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 1 month ago

    Absolute;y gorgeous capture and image. The color is just amazing. : ))))
    Hugs, shar xoxoxoxoxoxoxxxo♥

  • Thank you so much for your delightful comments and the fave, Shar – your kind words always make my day! Hugs, Anita

    – Anita Pollak

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