Archive for June 7th, 2010



Iris Surprise

This is a pretty straightforward shot.  My wife planted these Iris several years ago. Nothing. Then this year, boom. Tall and beautiful and full flower. Early morning sun brings out all the richness. A long tel macro setting at about 550mm, from 4 feet away, isolates the bloom against the background.

Canon SX20IS. F5.7 @ 1/320th @ ISO 200. Programmed auto.

A touch of Recovery in Lightroom (mostly for the background). Some Fill Light and Blackpoint right. Added Clarity and just a tiny amount of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

From The Yard: Kennebunk ME.

And for the alternative view: more or less the same shot at 28mm and Super macro from centimeters away. This plant is in open shade, not full sun.