Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2011, Day 256 - Burst of contrast

Some days things just work out the way you hope.  On my way home from an appointment this morning I decided to take a less direct route than usual hoping that something would catch my eye and I was not disappointed.  I don't know what kind of flowers these are, they look something like a poppy but maybe someone else can help identify them.

Anywho, I took a number of photos and there are a few that I am pleased with but this is my favorite.  There is no cropping at all, just resized for the web, and I adjusted the white balance slightly and increased the blacks just a tad to play up the contrast.  The composition works for me, I like that the petals of the top flower acted as a natural light filter darkening the lower flower and keeping the subject front and center in the image.  The only other thing I thought to do was edit out the lightness in the bottom right corner but it doesn't bother me so I opted to leave it how it was.

Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/320 sec @ 320 ISO

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