Welcome to the seventh installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! As Spring is everywhere in the northern hemisphere, I felt inspired to doing a theme that comes with the season: Flowers!
Of course, the beauty of flowers in their many forms should make it easy to create a stunning photograph of them… Then again, what makes for a great floral image, as opposed to a rather pedestrian one?
I my opinion, the first thing with any flower photo is that it should be exposed properly, ensuring that there is good sharpness and contrast to the image (there are exceptions to this, when creating more abstract floral images). Composition should not be forgotten, as poor composition will detract from the power of the image. And a bit of creativity does help 🙂
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
- Have fun creating something new!!
With this topic, I’m confident that there will be many great images!
This image was captured using a Canon EOS 5D MkII using an EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Exposure settings were at 1/125 second at f/7.1 and 400 ISO.