Perspectives by Scott - Letter #9: It's all flowers

May 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Dear Friends,
I am overdoing the flowers, but they have been so gorgeous!
 

Flower Power

The first photo, Flower Power, is from the Shea Garden on the Neumann campus. I have shot these lovely compound flowers before, but never tucked in so tightly with the macro lens, to see each little tiny blossom. By the way, I crop the photo carefully for each size, since a 1024x768 screen has a different "aspect ratio" than a 1280x1024 or a 1680x1050 screen. So while it is fine to click the 1024 link for the first look, if you want to use a photo as a screen background, please use the right size. In Windows, right-click the desktop background to learn about your screen resolution.

Flower Power: 1024; 1280; 1680


The other photos for this week are shots of rhododendron blossoms in my front yard, and both use "focus stacking" to bring into focus almost all of the main subject.
The first, Sprechen Sie Rhodo?, has a whimsical title, because the yellow and orange patterns on the blossoms look like they have been stenciled on by a Pennsylvania Dutch craftsman. This image was composed from ten exposures, five each at different focus depths for the top and the bottom of the blossom head. Because of its composition, it is available only as 922x1024., but it looks stunning on a black background.

Sprechen Sie Rhodo?: 1024

A few days later, under dark skies, the rhododendrons were wet and drippy. I decided to use the focus stacking trick to pull out the sometimes jewel like quality of the rain drops.

Sprechen Sie Rhodo?

Here is Rain Jeweled Rhodo: 1024; 1280; 1680.
Rain Jeweled Rhodo You can see the full gallery of desktop sized images here.
But to order prints, coffee mugs or cutting boards based on the full resolution images, please go to my ZenFolio gallery at photos.scottbeadenkopf.com.

Love and Beauty!
Scott


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