Archive for May 21st, 2009



 House of the rising sun!

House of the rising sun!

So, woke up this morning without a picture to my name. No. Not really. But I was inspired to get out before my shower to see what was happening, photographically speaking, in the yard. The early sun caught in the dandelion was irresistible.  I tried a bunch of angles: high, low, with the sun, against the sun, etc.  For this shot I came in almost as close as possible. 1/2 inch or so. Any closer and the forward reach of the globe went totally out of focus. Maneuvering the sun right behind the center mass of the seed globe and still catching the light in the umbrellas took a bit of trial and error, but this one works, I think.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide and macro. F5.6 @ 1/320th @ ISO 100. Programed auto. -.7 EV exposure compensation.

In Lightroom, lots of fill light for the stem and center, added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen. Some Recovery and blackpoint, and moved the exposure slider to the right slightly.

From Around Home: Kennebunk ME.