Archive for July 20th, 2009



Primroses On My Mind

Primrose's On My Mind

I like Primrose, but then I don’t think I had ever seen primrose on this scale, or exactly this color. Breathtaking might be too strong, but certainly something like a hiccup. Again when the subject is really the mass effect, you have to shop for a pattern that catches the eye. Zooming out to about 200mm and shooting at a low angle into the mass of flowers captured the effect I was after. (We are, by the way, still at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME.)

Sony DSC H50 at about 200mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/800 @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

I used the General-Punch develop preset in Lightroom and the Sharpen-landscapes preset. That is all. Did not even open the image in the develop module.

Here is a more traditional view from a higher angle, with a longer zoom (350mm equivalent) and from further away. Greater compression here.

Primrose Sea

Primrose Sea

Same presets in Lightroom. A similar effect…but different.