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:
As I’m travelling at the time of this publication, I’m taking a bit of an unfair shortcut… There will be some travel photos, but for right now, I’m sharing a photo from one of my travels last year. If you can correctly identify where I captured this image, more kudos to you.
I will give you a hint in that the answer can be found in one of my earlier posts…
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were 1/85 second at f/5.6 at 100 ISO.
Something a little different this week, as this image is from last year during one of my visits to Tower Hill Botanic Garden. I’m holding back the best shot from this week for the Tuesday Photo Challenge (this was last week’s).
I found this flower rather amusing, as it was surrounded by a wealth of real flowers, and many people didn’t even notice what made these beauties different…
It’s amazing what can be done with a bit of spray paint 🙂
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were 1/160 second, f/10 at 400 ISO.
On Saturday, I was challenged by MarieMathilda to take on the ‘Three Day Quote Challenge’. As this is one of those fun things that you can do all sorts of things with, I am happy and excited to accept the challenge.
The rules of this challenge are simple:
Post three consecutive days.
You can pick one or three quotes per day.
Challenge three different bloggers per day.
Before I post my selection for quote of the day, I would love to nominate:
The image on page 6 was shot on September 5, while I was waiting for my car to be serviced. It had just rained and I sauntered over to the Panera close to the dealership to get a bit of breakfast.
After a (somewhat) healthy power breakfast with a cup of hot green tea, I was walking back and rather liked the sky that presented itself, so was looking for an opportunity to photograph it in some fashion.
As it happened, the dealership had planted a nice row of sunflowers along the edge of their lot to dress things up a bit. I liked the idea of juxtaposing the sunflower against the doughnut shop and the sky; a bit of a 3-way contrast between sun and rain, as well as healthy sunflower seeds vs killer doughnuts. A bit of finding the position to line up flower, shop and sky, and you see the result here.