With the all the major sites closed including National Trust sites, it was time to extract some garden flowers and get busy. I don’t do a lot of still life or flowers in a bottle, but there is plenty of colour and fresh spring smells filled the kitchen
This is a short set of shots, processes and framed using On1Photo RAW 2020.1. It should be notes most of the flowers are the size of a small fingernail
I use a set of macro reducers along with my 50mm prime and the Tamron 24-70mm lenses, with a range of apertures from F2.8 through to F22, due to the shallow depth of field, the adapters produce
and yes, that’s a coffee jar. I was more interested in getting the flowers than removing the label. I will say composition with a small mass of subjects isn’t as straight forward as you might think. Focus on a particular flower, then rotate, arrange and focus as needed. I think the first image above, was my selection of the day, as it has a soft light feel, with a suggestion of the vase and receeding arrangement.
Practise makes perfect, and the way 2020 is going, we all will have a lot of garden photos by the end of the year
Stay well, be safe
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