This dream-like scene seen at the National Trust Anglesey Abbey property using an iPhone. To me, everything in here symbolises spring. Daffodils, Hyacinths, Cherry Blossoms and the brilliant hues of a Japanese maple tree.
At the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. A HDR of 3 shots at -2, 0 and +2 merged in Photomatix Pro. I loved the tranquil moods in this part of the gardens with the flowing stream and colourful japanese maples.
With the weather going from bad to worse here in the UK, the scope for outdoor photography has been limited. I therefore, took to an indoor experiment using a bunch of flowers under natural lighting. Both pictures are from 3-shot bracketed exposures at -2, 0 and +2 at f/3.2 1/40, 1/1o and 0.4 second exposures. Merged in Photomatix Pro. I would love to hear from you!!
Gerberas are members of the genus Asteraceae, that include daisies and sunflowers. They are named after the german botanist Traugott Gerber.
Photographed in natural indoor lights at ISO100, f/22, 46 second exposure using a 105mm f/2.8 macro lens.
Photographed in the natural light of indoors with a 105mm Sigma macro lens, ISO 100, f/25, 5 seconds. Nikon D7000. Processed in Adobe Lightroom.
Spot the reality!! With due apologies to Peter F. Hamilton for his fantastic book of the same name as the title of this post..
A cheery tropical bougainvillea lights up an otherwise dull, cold and rainy day here in Cambridge!
Technical Details: Nikon D7000 with 105mm f/2.8 Sigma Macro lens and extension tubes f/18, 3.3 seconds, ISO 100 Processed in Adobe Lightroom
Lacking any suitable objects to photograph today, I turned to the Begonia plant on the kitchen sill. These photographs all use long exposures (up to 50 seconds) and no flash, using nothing but ambient kitchen light.
The idea behind these photographs were ostensibly to test out the new shutter release cable I purchased a few days ago. I was also experimenting with the use of cool white LED lights and their effect on the overall white balance of the photographs.
Technical Details: Nikon D7000 with Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens ISO 100 Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.3 Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with Giotto MH5011 head
- Big on Begonias! (okiegreenthumb.wordpress.com)
- Begonias – Planting & Growing Guide (fruitandvegseeds.wordpress.com)