Archive for April 12th, 2009



Happy Easter: He is Risen!

Happy Easter: He is Risen!

Really, the crocus is a more appropriate Easter flower than the lily. First in the spring yard (at least in Maine), bursting out of winter will color and life well before our trees are even budded. Such a joyful bloom. Like Easter. And a promise, as it rises in our day-lily and daffodil beds, of more to come.

For my own satisfaction, it was necessary for me to go back with better light (the next morning) and rework the crocus, to get some shots that where the stamens are sharper. Impressions are well and good, and have their place, but I do like a flower macro where you can see the pollen pores. Within the limits of the Sony H50, this is about as good as it is going to get.

Sony DCS H50 at full wide and macro. F5.6 @ 1/250 @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

In Lightroom, only my standard Presence adjustments for the H50 (added Clarity and Vibrance) and a bit of fill light to open the shadows. Touched the black point slightly to the right. Sharpen portrait preset.

From Around Home.

And the bonas shot, and that finishes with the crocus (I think) for this season.


#mce_temp_url#Such a joyful flower...

Such a joyful flower...