Working the scene

Here’s another view of my cone flowers from the other day.  In my first post, I did a selective focus on the middle of the three.  Here is a more traditional view with the closest bloom in focus as well as the middle one and the third one soft in the background.

It is amazing how the human eye can see scenes like this and automatically shift to focus on individual items or a wider scene.  With a camera, you can control how this is seen but it is a moment in time.  The photographer must decide which elements are the focal point and present that vision to those seeing the image.

Some people are very technical and spend lots of time getting everything just right and waiting for the perfect light to appear.  I’m not that patient.  It takes some thought and some work to make this come out the way you want.  I usually have to work a scene.  Taking a number of shots from different angles and with different settings.  Thankfully, with digital photography, you can do this a lot.  If you don’t like an image you just delete it.  It’s a learning process and I am always learning.  Sometimes, I get lucky and things turn out just right.

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
78mm @ f/16 – 1/250 sec – ISO 200

#macro #ConeFlowers #closeup #Roswell #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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