Remnants of Winter; Harbingers of Spring 12
April 9, 2018
This entry was posted on April 9, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Leaves, Plants and was tagged with daylily, leaves, nature, Northern Ohio, photography, Schoepfle Garden, stalks.
Beauty in decay….I like your choices in processing, the silvery look, the vignette, and the way the shadows give that flat and 3d look simultaneously. Such nice flow, and black and white is perfect here. You must have used a small aperture, right? Everything is in focus so nicely.
April 10, 2018 at 1:29 PM
Thank you, Lynn. It was Silver Efex to the rescue. And Lightroom tweaking before and after. The aperture was ƒ13, shot at 1/50th of a second and 1600 ISO. I read online that my camera (Nikon D600) is supposed to have its sweet spot at ƒ8, but that just isn’t true for me. I always start out at ƒ13 and usually only change it if I’m going for bokeh or for star shapes in specular highlights.
April 10, 2018 at 2:18 PM
OK, f13, that makes sense. We are at opposite ends of the fstop spectrum. 😉 My camera, if you pick it up on any random day, is likely at a much lower f stop, from the last time I used it. I tend to dial up as needed. Well, up and down, but you get what I’m saying. Those sweet spots probably depend on more than just the body and/or the lens, too. Whatever the case, what you do works.
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April 10, 2018 at 10:02 PM