Pretty sure I’ve posted a photo of this flower before, but the framing here is different. In this case it was the lighting and shadow that drew me in for this setup, with the contrast and vibrance. I’ve yet to figure out what makes a flower photo interesting to me… I see many (and take many) that don’t interest me… but sometimes they just jump out at me.
This was a case where I was really happy for having Photoshop… I’d taken a couple of different captures of this flower, but I didn’t like a major part of the two best ones. So, I combined them, removing the offending bits. One didn’t have the dark rain drops on the petals (on the right) […]
There’s an earlier post on this site of a similar flower, with the petals open (taken from about two feet away from this one)… the inside of these looks weird, so I think I like this version better as a “flower photo”… more traditionally flower looking. In particular, I like the sharpness of the petals, […]
I’ve read a few times in various articles that you should always “shoot the light” rather than the subject. I think it’s probably better to find a happy medium, but there’s a lot of truth to the advice. During the day, this flower never impressed me. (It’s at the entrance to my building complex.) But […]
Many times, simplicity is the key. What I like about this picture is the simplicity, combined with the angle (looking up from underneath a bit rather than down.) I’m often a fan of the blurred (bokeh) background as well. Download: Finding_Light-Asgard_Photography_IMG_4622.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/22 Exposure: 1/250 seconds ISO: 1600 Focal Length: 250mm
One of the places my dad liked to go with his camera was Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Gardening was one of his obsessions, and Olbrich has a very large sprawling collection of growing things to take interest in. On my last trip to visit my mom, we spent a few hours on a busy […]