Flowers #14


I photographed this Succulent plat at Gamble Garden also. I used different f stops to get just enough depth of field to recognize the plant. A totally wide open lens blurred pretty much the entire background. I finally settled at f8.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

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I photographed these mountain flowers in the high Sierra mountains yesterday. I used an aperture of f8 on a 70-200 lens to get a small group of flowers into focus and use the out of focus plants as a background.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

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Long lenses compress background and foreground and giving you a much more shallow depth of field than wide angle lenses. I photographed this group of flowers using a 100-400 mm lens at 400mm. I used a diffuser to soften the light and some bushes and trees served as a wonderful background.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

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Last week I visited Gamble Garden in Palo Alto, CA. This is a beautiful garden to photograph flowers. for this week I challenge you to continue to work on flower photography and create some great images!


I photographed theses Sweat Peas in bright sunlight. I used a round diffuser to soften the light and block out the sun on the flowers.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

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This weeks challenge is to pick one image and create each day a new image out of the one image you have chosen. You can edit the image any way you like, just create a new one out of your original.


I photographed this little stream yesterday at Kings Canyon National Park, CA. Here is my first image. I changed it from a landscape into a portrait and I increased colors and sharpness.


Did my image improve? I think so. Enjoy and happy editing!

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Sometimes little things make a huge difference. In this image the leaf on the lower left side draws a lot of attention. It sits right on the edge of the old shack which serves as two major leading lines.

Enjoy and happy Friday!