Lillies - Selective Focus

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Lillies - Selective Focus

Denise M. Prichett 6/25/2002 11:58:30 AM

Pat, this picture is great. The colors are just popping out at me from the screen. I love taking pictures of flowers. I mostly go to public gardens. Where did you spot these flowers? Is that book you read really good? Again, great photo and good luck to you. #6257

Patricia A. Cale 6/25/2002 6:45:51 PM

Denise: Thank you for your kind comments. These flowers are by my front walk in a small garden that is about 3'x4'. I was looking at these flower for several days and I liked how the stamens were up over the top of the flower and that they moved in the breeze independently of each other. To me, they were a very important part of the flower. The shot was taken in the morning in full shade. I have a Canon EOS Elan II that was mounted on a tripod and used aperature priority mode set to f/16 to shoot the photo. I use a PrimeFilm PF3600 Pro film scanner to get my images in to the computer - I have found the film scanner gives a better scan than flatbed scanners. Bryan's book is very good. He writes in a very easy to read format and describes the techniques he used to shoot the pictures in the book. He also has a book called, "Understanding Exposure", which is also good. He is one on of the instructors of the on-line courses offered on this website. #9090

Denise M. Prichett 6/25/2002 11:14:04 PM

Thanks for for the info and feedback. I hope to take one of the online classes starting in September. I will definitely check out the books that you mentioned. Take care. #9102

Nikki Schwerdfeger 7/24/2002 9:19:22 AM

Pat & Denise:

Love the flower pictures by both of you. They are my favorite subject, too and I think you both have some great shots. Sounds like I need to do some reading and online courses. Perhaps when the kids are in school. #10022

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I have been reading Bryan Peterson's book, Learning To See Creatively, and had just read about selective focus. I loved the tops of these flowers and decided that this technique was right for this shot.

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