I took 83 photos to get this. The creative process was fairly typical for me. First, the photo wasn’t premeditated.
I was walking by this table outside our front door with a handful of stuff I was taking into the house when I saw leaves on it. Then I took a photo of a little stone bird my wife had placed on the table. Then I put more leaves on the table and took more bird photos. Then I got the ladder and shot from above. Then I saw the three distinct planes of focus in the aerial shot. Then I set the lens to f1.2. Then I got rid of the bird. Then I got the hose and sprayed everything with water (“Rain”). Then I edited this photo in Aperture and Nik Color Efex Pro 4.
Then I had my photo.
Canon 5DIII 1/400s f/1.2 ISO100 50mm
It looks like I’m going to be a “fall color” theme for a few days. I’ve been to Sica Hollow State Park near Sisseton, SD, two days in a row and there is plenty of color there.
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Sooner or later I will run out of plants I photographed last week. Or I will clairvoyantly sense your boredom. But until then, here’s another plant.
I will tell you that the photographic challenge with this plant was trying to establish a focal point. I was shooting at 2.8 so I would get fairly narrow depth of field. The thinking was that rather than have the you look at the whole plant, I wanted you to see the serrations, the texture and the soft purples and greens.
I took this photo this summer but when and where I don’t remember. For me, this is unusual since taking a photo is rarely a casual or unconscious decision. I am generally pretty “focused” and very aware of the subject, the place and the act.
This photo isn’t anything to write home about, though there is something simple and elemental in drops of water on deep green leaves. And I do like taking photos of vegetation.