Nature's Restoration

© Michael S. Lazarus

Nature's Restoration

Uploaded: April 01, 2008


f/5.6, 1/50, 18-200VR@32mm, DSC_10858, 8:07AM, ISO200

I found these steps belonging to an old home near the Intercoastal Waterway in Palm Beach, FL being encroached on by this colorful vine. While the owner's may be studying designs for the home's future or economically challenged, nature has no such ambivalence. I used Apple's iPhoto to tweak the image. Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Eivor Kuchta April 01, 2008

I like the color combination a lot here, also the light and the composition. A great find! Your lens seems to be working very well, you've got great clarity. #890954

Tiia Vissak April 01, 2008

great colors, angle & framing! #5729202

Michael S. Lazarus April 01, 2008

Thank you Eivor and Tiia for you comments here.

Eivor, the lens is incredible. I used it extensively on Sunday in Palm Beach on a photo walk of several miles. I loaded up on some great floral and plant images; something I could not do with the 70-300mm VR as it could not focus closer than 9 feet. The 18-200mm VR, in addition to it's unprecedented range, can focus as close as 19 inches even at full zoom. This is great for flowers, bugs, etc. The optics are clearly superior as well. I will miss the 200-300mm range at the beach I'm sure but so far I love it. I am very impressed with the full size images. They look spectacular on my 24'' iMac's screen. #5730034

Colette M. Metcalf April 01, 2008

Pretty image, Michael!! #5730158

Michael S. Lazarus April 01, 2008

Thank you Colette. #5730444

M.Christine Duncan April 01, 2008

I WANT that lens... well, not yours specifically, LOL but one like it! Anyhow, this is very cool and clean looking. Nice work! Funny how nature can take care of itself when we give it room, eh? #5730782

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic April 02, 2008

I`m sold I guest i`m going to have to buy a lens like your, we can see the diferents in your photos.
This is a pretty one,love the way you frame it and the colors of the flowers.

YSA #5733418

Dianna Murphy April 02, 2008

Love the comp and colors. great find. #5736252

Michael S. Lazarus April 19, 2008

Thank you Christine, Isabel and Dianna for the wonderful feedback here. The lens is wonderful and if you get one you will not be disappointed! #5808381

April 21, 2008

I really enjoy the colors & clarity of this picture. Makes you feel as though your right there walking up those stairs to the house. #5819534

Vladan D. Djordjevic April 24, 2008

Great composition, color, lines, textures. Lovely flowers. #5835887

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