Thursday, September 8, 2011

2011, Day 251 - Blush

The dahlias are in their full glory now and this specimen caught my eye while walking through Portland's historic Laurelhurst neighborhood.  I love the blush of fuchsia at the edged of the petals and the warm pure yellow inside as contrast to the pure white that dominates.

When processing this file I purposefully overexposed the image.  It is true that there is some loss of details in the highlight and if I had wanted to they almost certainly could have been preserved but they were unimportant, I wanted the yellow to be rich and bright.  The bright clean colors remind me of the best parts of summer in Portland.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f8, 1/1250 sec @ 320 ISO

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