Stills V3

August 11, 2011

mid-summer garden

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 06:36

montbretia and purple loosestrife



  1. This week is proving a bit difficult as my PC has lost its ability to network and link to the internet so I am having to use Jana’s PC when it is available along with memory stick USB transfer!

    Comment by zavaell — August 11, 2011 @ 06:39

  2. Well, it does have plenty of red, which is a color I associate with your photos — but otherwise would not have guessed this to be yours. The color is brilliant and striking, and you’ve shown the interesting flower well. I’m happy to see something else here resembling a “nature” image, too! I might have tried to soften the focus more on the background layer, but your version likely gives a better idea of the garden. Quite a sight — I’d be interested to see a wider view, too.

    Hope you are back online and having a better week.

    Comment by Christina — August 27, 2011 @ 03:22

  3. Thanks for that insight Christina. I take quite a number of photos around the different part of the farm: after all, I don’t get to the ‘street’ too often! This is taken at 100mm (35mm equivalent) with an old OM 50mm f1.4 lens that gives a reasonably individual bokeh (more so when wider open than here) and is my compromise between being able to make out a background and yet achieve something tending to what you are after. I’ll see whether I have a wider shot.

    Yes, back on-line thanks!

    Comment by zavaell — August 27, 2011 @ 18:35

  4. It is a beautiful palette of colours and I’m happy with the DoF but I’d have darkened the BG a bit had it been mine.

    It creates a feeling of a wild tropical garden rather than a domestic garden in Wales. I have to confess the title is a bit lost on me, pretty red flower would have done fine. :-)

    Comment by Rex — August 27, 2011 @ 19:56

  5. Rex – the sort of flowers one sees mid-summer? Seems fairly simple!! I’m interested in the bg debate – we have three different views it appears.

    Comment by zavaell — August 28, 2011 @ 08:45

  6. LoL, I meant the flower naming caption! :-)

    Comment by Rex — August 28, 2011 @ 09:34

  7. the bottom of the foreground flower ties in with the background colours, just. If this tie in did not exist the background flowers woudl distract me just that bit more than they do. The background rendering is quite nice though and I can see the attraction of using this lens.

    Comment by rhoehne — September 2, 2011 @ 07:44

  8. My wife’s planting plan allows all sorts of colour combinations!

    Comment by zavaell — September 3, 2011 @ 06:57

  9. Good reds and expsoure contro. It’s easy to lose the detail.

    I like the oof purpes across the background – they place the feature flower in its environment. You could darken the yellow/greens a bit if you want, but it doesn’t need it in my view.

    Nice work, and not immeidately obviously yours:) I was expecting a Christina at the bottom.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — September 29, 2011 @ 21:44

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