17 Jun 13. There is a small landscape/nursery called Elandan Gardens located about half way between Bremerton and Port Orchard, WA, that we frequently pass by when traveling to Port Orchard and environs south, that has some interesting items on its grounds as well as some photographically challenging items in its shop due primarily to it being very crowded and poorly lit. We visited there once, after having driven by it numerous times always finding it closed (it closes for the "winter.") On the occasion we finally did find it open, it had been raining hard earlier in the morning and most everything on the grounds was very wet. That of course offered an opportunity to play with little drops of water glistening on the edges and surfaces of various plants. One evergreen in particular caught my eye and I played with it for a few minutes, resulting in a couple of what I felt to be usable images. I took one of them, enhanced the texture just a tiny amount to give the needles a bit more presence, increased the contrast some to provide for more sparkle on the rain drops, and then added a light gray vignette. Normally one tends to use either white or black for the vignetting, but as the image was already heading towards a high key look, I didn't want to push it further. So while the light gray provided for a light edge treatment, it didn't offer a brighter edge treatment such as might pull your eyes out of the image. The finished product might serve well as a greeting card of some type, a repeating pattern for something like wrapping paper, or maybe even a puzzle. Nikon D300s, 18 -200; Aperture Priority; ISO 250; 1/125 sec @ f / 5.6 to throw the background out of focus.