Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Another Look

Here are just a few more shots from our wonderful day in the blueberry fields. For the first four, I had stepped out from under the netted canopy and explored some of the scenery past the blueberry bushes. I was experimenting with shooting with a wide angle lens and wanted to get down low. I like the results. Next time I think I'd vary the depth of field a bit. For example in the first image, I'd either like the trees much sharper, or more blurred. I'm not sure I'm crazy about this in between setting. But I do love that red. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy them all.





13 comments:

Robin said...

What a lovely looking spot.

I really like the angle on that netting shot. It's unexpected and quite dramatic. I agree with you about the depth of field in the first one - the red is beautiful but the color alone doesn't quite work as a visual hook - you're not sure whether you're supposed to be focusing on the trees or the flowers. I like your DOF in that third shot a lot more - the reeds almost seem to be coming out of the picture towards the viewer.

quilly said...

White blueberries .... I have seen them pale green, but not white. My favorite photo was the grass tops. Probably because I'm a farm girl -- I love grass seeds.

christy said...

Maybe today is an "odd" day -- my favorites are 1, 3, and 5 :)

Reading your blog is always a welcome distraction from my work...

Val said...

All of them are great!

For #1, I would say that the trees should be more blurred. But then again, I am still looking for lessons, so what do I know!

Melli said...

I LOVE those red flowers!!! (well, that picture!) I wish I had a wide angle lens - that would be fun to play with! I REALLY wish I had one at Christmas time though! Just for capturing the hectic morning stuff! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by today - appreciated your comment!

Carletta said...

The red is gorgeous!
I could tell you what I like about each but you haven't got all day! :)
But, quickly, #2 - like it to the side.
#3 - the grass seems be flowing
#4 - I like that my eye keeps going up - I really wish that metal pole were wood ;)
#5 - that those little blue ones in the back peek out.
Ok, that really wasn't so long - hope you're having a wonderful day!

juliana said...

i see what you mean about the depth of field... it's somewhat more difficult to blur the background with a wide angle... but the red in the first shot is awesome! a bit of cropping would remove the excess background, though...

loved the father's day shots, too (no such thing as father's day here)

Raven said...

Wow... so much beauty. The "blueberry" photo is exquisite. Those red flowers are gorgeous but I think I agree with you about the setting. Still beautiful photos by any standard.

Erin Faye said...

Those are beautiful pictures. I do like the first one the way it is, but it would be neat to see it with a different dof.

Cris said...

That is so interesting, I have never seen a blueberry tree, they are not very common here, there are a few farms that grow them here and they are so expensive but I love them.

Dillo said...

Robin said what I was going to say; but she said it better. Her favorite is my favorite. Really, she said exactly what I woulda said!

So, when's the Wedding again? We really really really look forward to those shots! Keep practicing! Enjoying it!

Lacey Lichi said...

ROBERT! I've missed your blog! And, oh my, how much I've missed! YOU ARE SHOOTING A WEDDING?! That is so exciting!!! I can't wait to see what you capture! There are so many shots that you've taken that are phenomenal I don't know where to start. I have to go back and digest them and just learn to be back in blog land. Good shooting.

christy said...

It's almost midnight in Philly, and I'm thoroughly enjoying the Vince Guaraldi! It's keeping me awake as I finish editing my prospectus (again)...