Since I was at Meadowlark Gardens I shot more than just landscapes. I also went with the express intention of shooting flowers. As is my luck, the day turned windy. This seems to happen without fail when I attempt to do any flower photography but I worked with it. I also had no intentions of using a macro lens. All these were shot on a 45mm (90mm eq). I wanted to show more than just a portion of the flower. Include some of the background as well. Too often with a macro lens I am shoving it as close as possible to the flower and I feel that I only show a part of the image. So the 45mm let me get in close enough for details but far enough back to show more.
I think I have stated I’m not big on flowers. I can shoot them mindlessly without much thought, in fact these four images were shot in a span of 10 minutes and most of that was walking from point A to point. They just happened to be around where I live so when I got home I jumped out the car and reached into my ever ready camera bag and pulled out my Panasonic GX7 with the Olympus 45mm (90mm eq) and took the shots. Then 5 minutes of editing and done.
I had my Panasonic GX7 and the Olympus 45mm (90mm eq) on the camera and saw these on two different days. I haven’t shot much flowers lately so I figured why not. It’s a whole lot easier editing flowers then HDR photos. Some slider changes and a quick Photoshop Action and I was done.
Still playing with HDR but I took some flower pictures today while I was out. Used the 40-150 2.8 (80-300 eq) to take the shots instead of using a macro lens. I also used a tripod for all the shots. The HDR effect really isn’t there, I mainly used it to combine the images and remove the ghosting. The wind was gusty and Photomatix’s algorithm for removing ghosts is far better than Photoshops.
Just two quickies I shot while working on something else. Used the Olympus 40-150mm (80-300) and got both these shots before moving on to what I was really shooting. Since what I shot will take a lot more time to edit then these two you get the hopeful signs of spring.
I finally got out to shoot with my new Olympus 40-150 2.8 (80-300). While I shot a lot more, editing on a 13″ Macbook Pro isn’t always appealing. Still, it was nice to get out and shoot and play with the new lens.
No real idea why I titled it this way but I did. Still having home renovations done and don’t feel like embarking on a series. So enjoy the small things.
Just a couple of lilies I did quickly as I am doing home renovations and don’t have time to do much more.
It seems my posting spring images has somehow caused the weather to warm up significantly! I’ll keep the trend up.
These were all shot on different days. Two were on a Canon 5DMK2 and one was on a Panasonic LX7. Points if you can figure out which is which. They were all composited out of two images with minor edits in Photoshop.
I promised these flowers after the Chicago series which was mostly architectural stuff. I keep my promises. These were tulips I shot when I first got my Sony A58 (now sold) and all done on the kit lens that came with it. The Sony and I had a parting after it failed miserably in low light photography. Still, the images I captured were very good.
So enjoy the tulips and drops.