Thursday, April 26, 2012

A soft spring

This is one of the few flowers the deer don't eat, thus giving me a chance to do some photography. I used a 100mm macro lens, a 50mm lens, and some extension tubes to move in close. I also purposely overexposed by 1.3 to 2 stops to make things look lighter and brighter. A very wide aperture (f/1.7 to f/2.8) created shallow depth of field, making everything look soft.  ©Carol Leigh, who wishes all it took was a little overexposure to make her look lighter and brighter!

P.S. An accompanying haiku:

soft in spring's new light
the flowers arrive (again)
reaching toward the sun