Archive for July 23rd, 2009



Daisy Riot

Daisy Riot

From the serenity of the Azalea garden to the riot of the massed Daises.  This low angle shot emphasizes the riot.

To take it I actually submerged the camera in the patch (gently gently so as not to bruise a stem) and used the flip out LCD for composition. This is right a the edge of the acceptable depth of field, with foreground flowers going just a bit soft, but the eye is pulled up to the dancing flower in the center and the image works overall. I think.

Given another chance at it I would have used program shift for a smaller aperture, but since the H50 only goes to F8, at this distance, it probably would not have helped much.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide and macro. F5.0 @ 1/1000th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Cropped from left and right in Lightroom for composition. Punch and Sharpen presets.

A higher angle view…but in my opinion, it lacks the energy of the low angle.

Daisy Riot from Above

Daisy Riot from Above

Still from the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden gallery.