The morning is filled with mist and the sun is just beginning to glow on the horizon. Still in my sleep wear and boots, I get set up as soon as I notice – not wanting to lose our fleeting light. We’ve planted many native species of flora over the years, as well as others; so , it’s just a matter of shooting when conditions are nice. These poppies were donated by our neighbor Esther who has since passed on – a nice memory.
However, the idea is that when conditions are super, we only have to wander outside and shoot. Crepe paper-like petals are a challenge to photograph; but I liked this arrangement the best. Photographed with 200mm lens, Aperture Priority, f/8, 2/20 sec., EV -1.0, on tripod.
As the light begins to brighten the area a bit, I move over the ponds for the first Iris of
the season. The natural defusing of the mist morning provides even tones. But to bring out the detail of the petals, I underexpose a bit in post production, which also holds the background back as well. Photographed at focal length of 145mm, Aperture Priority, f/16, 1/3 second, EV -1.0,on tripod.