Monday, June 1, 2009

Week 5 - Day 32 - June 1, 2009, "Myrtle"

The other day I was thinking about whether any subject could be turned into a great photograph. At this point in my thought process, and definitely my abilities the answer is no. At the same time, I think that a great photographer can create a great photograph from a much larger variety of subject. I'm not there yet, but hope to improve my skills.

I didn't have a lot of time to take photographs today, so I began walking around our property. I've been reading about colors, so I looked for something that might be interesting. I like this photo for the simple flower, the few dots of red on the left, but I really like the green leaves underneath in the center of the photo in the top third. They almost look like ribbons. I think the lighting created this effect.

Lessons Learned:
  • Out of the 61 photos I took of this subject the ribbon effect that I described above only came out in this photo. Taking a lot of photos helps, but it's also very important for me to look closely at the photos that I do take.

I hope you enjoy.

Photo details: Exposure time 1/10, Aperture f/14.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 32 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 115mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.

Tomorrow I will be leaving for a week long trip. I will continue to take photos, and I will try and post them everyday. There may be a few days that I don't have an internet connection, so I may not be able to post the photo for that day, but will post it later.

1 comment:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

with the prettiest purple flowers!