Photographs of Peonies {& a free Lightroom Preset}

Peony flowers

Peony flowers

Common name: Peony
Botanical name: Paeonia
Group: Herbaceous perennial
Flowering time: Mid-spring to early summer
Planting time: Autumn
Height and Spread: Variable
Hardiness: Hardy
 

I recently switched to shooting in RAW and I'm loving the whole new world of photo manipulation that it's given me. I'll write a post up later in the week that shows you just how much more you can edit when you use RAW files as opposed to jpeg and png, with examples - for those of you with curious minds.

 
Peony photograph via @annie_spratt

Peony photograph via @annie_spratt

 

In the meantime, some peony photos from the weekend. For the first time I saved the settings I used as a preset. This means that I can apply the same effect to any other photo in the future. If you like the effect you can download it at the bottom of this post. I have also linked to an article that shows you step by step how to upload it to Lightroom.

 
Peony photograph via @annie_spratt

Peony photograph via @annie_spratt

 
Peony photograph via @annie_spratt

Peony photograph via @annie_spratt

 

Information

  • Location | Sir Harold Hillier Gardens | www3.hants.gov.uk/hilliergardens
  • Peony | Plant Profile | rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=671
  • Editing | Lightroom | Created my own preset
  • Preset Installation | Article | lightroompresets.com/pages/how-to-install-presets