Friday, June 4, 2010

More Perspective

I noticed a cool-looking flower today while doing some yard work. It looked pretty symmetrical from the top, in an interesting way. So I decided to photograph it from that angle.

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/40
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 100mm

Didn't turn out quite like I hoped. Though the angle is good and the DoF is okay, I think I want to be more careful on the focus for the very top part of the flower. Also, as the top of the flower is a definite highlight, the exposure was clipped to high for it. So I'll probably go back and re-shoot this one on a cloudy day (or using some sort of diffuser to block the sunlight).


  1. You don't have to wait for a cloudy day. Bump your EV down to -1 or so and see if that helps. You find amazing details just by adjusting the exposure bias. Cool shot though.

  2. Or try going during a different part of the day - morning or early evening. It seems I always have my exposure compensation bumped down a point or two. It's always better to underexpose as it's much easier to bring levels up in PP. Cool shot though. The flower looks sort of like origami!


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