Blue Dicks

I photographed these native California Blue Dicks in the foothills outside Yosemite National Park. I used an old Russian 58mm lens at f2.0 to create this beautiful background blur of the entire field of blooming flowers emphasizing  just one stem and blossoms.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Spring Flowers

I am currently using all kind of techniques to photograph Spring flowers. In this image I used a wide open 50mm lens to create a very shallow depths of field. I got the center of the yellow flower sharp and I enhanced the sharpness just in the center in post production to create an even larger contrast. I addition I applied a painting filter on an extra layer to blur the rest of the image just a little bit.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!