Excellent flower time lapse work by Vorobyoff Production. I’m not crazy about photographing roses but they come off quite well in this piece.
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Behind Mt. Everett, Massachusetts. Dave was out hunting wild orchids in a meadow he knows they grow in. This is the flower he’s hunting with him shooting another one behind.
Walking through the meadow they all looked like weeds to me until he pointed them out. This one’s called “lady’s tresses” or something like that. I have no idea how he remembers these things.
My longtime flickr contact rosemary has done it again. Beautiful subject isolation through shallow depth of field and wonderful lighting. The bokeh on the flower in the background looks like a painting.
Mt. Everett, Massachusetts. I took my wife Anne on a walk around Guilder Pond on the shoulder of Mt. Everett before the mountain laurel went by. I took my Canon 5D and a few lenses because the walk was short. Glad I did, the flowers were in perfect bloom and the light was great.
The tension between ease of use, low weight, and speed on a hike and wanting to get better images is meaningful. I usually hike with a Canon S90 and it suits me.
I don’t like to take much time to shoot when on a serious hike and when on a serious shoot I like to take all the time I want to get a single image. So, maybe best to keep the two kinds of tools separate. I’m not looking for a single camera that will do it all, but I’d consider something like the Fuji X100 if I thought it wouldn’t get in the way of fast hiking.
It remains an interesting conundrum and one that I’m enjoying considering as I continue to hike with my S90 and occasionally bring the 5D on short photo walks when no one will mind me taking my time in shooting.
Schaghticoke ridge, Kent, Connecticut. Dave and I found a new beaver pond on a hike between Rt. 341 and Bull’s Bridge on the Appalachian trail and as we walked down the edge of it I noticed some interesting reflections.
The mountain laurel are in bloom along the Appalachian trail in Connecticut. Good time to be out enjoying the pink and white colors.
Huntington Gardens, Pasadena, California. The first flower shot I’ve done in a long time. I love flowers and this one had a marker but stupid me, I forgot to shoot it for reference. So, it’s a milk splash flower until I hear otherwise (because it looks like spilled milk frozen in a photograph to me).