Thursday, July 21, 2011


Linaria, or toadflax, is blooming in my back yard. The lighting was high overcast this afternoon, so I took a 50mm lens and a 12mm extension tube, set the aperture at f/1.8, and proceeded to shoot. I was purposely going for extremely shallow depth of field, and it worked, but it sure made focusing difficult as the flowers swayed gently in the breeze. The look is soft, and I find it very appealing. So there you go. Something "normal" from me. Click to enlarge. ©Carol Leigh


Diane Miller said...

Normal is relative, but I love these, whatever they are!

Anonymous said...

Exquisite!!! I can see these as gallery prints.


Anonymous said...

Oh, so pretty, Carol.
The softness is perfect.
JC in NC

Carol Leigh said...

Thank you Diane, Gisela, and June. Hope all three of you are staying cool this hot summer. --Carol Leigh