We only have one Rhododendron bush in our yard…which is far below par for southern Maine. We have, over the years, planted several more, but none of them took. So maybe we enjoy our single bush all the more. This is an open shade shot, early in the am. I used the Super-macro setting which locks the lens at 28mm equivalent, and exposure lock and program shift to put the f-stop at 5.6 for greater depth of field. (The lens was just about touching the forward reaching stamen.) That put me at 1/20th of a second for exposure, but the Canon’s Optical  Image Stabilization handled it well, even sans-tripod.

And if I tell you it was at ISO 80, and Programmed auto, that is all the technical data already.

A touch of Fill Light to compensate for Blackpoint right for extended contrast, added Clarity and just a tiny amount of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset. Auto White Balance to remove the blue tinge of deep shadow.

From The Yard, Kennebunk ME.

3 Responses to “5/28/2010”

  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    05/28/2010 at 5:44 am

    wow very beautiful!!!

  2. 2 joe giambelluca
    05/28/2010 at 6:17 am

    Beautiful. jbuca

  3. 05/28/2010 at 8:00 am

    This turned out beautifully!!!! Lovely flowers!!

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