Archive for July 19th, 2009



Massed Coreopsis

Massed Coreopsis

For me, sometimes it is not so much about a subject so much as it is about the mass of color and form. Color and form and the play of light become the subject, and rather than looking at the image as an image of something, the image becomes the something. Do you know what I mean?

This shot is that kind of shot. No center, no subject, no where for the eye to rest…unless you step back and just see the whole thing at once. It would do well as print on the wall where it could become the object of interest in and of itself. I think.

To take it I used about mid-zoom, the short end of the  long tel range on the H50, to frame this particular segment of the mass of flowers, and to flatten perspective. I spent a few second framing and reframing until I found the most pleasing pattern.

Sony DCS H50 zoomed in to about 250mm equivalent. F4.5 @ 1/250th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Just the most basic added Vibrance and Clarity and shapen in Lightroom.

From Coastal Maine Botanical Garden.

And here is a single flower from the mass.

Portrait of Coreopsis

Portrait of Coreopsis