October 23, 2011
I decided to try an experiment this weekend, for two reasons:
1. The weather was incredibly perfect. Days like this are numbered, and soon it will be quite uncomfortable to dawdle outside taking photos.
2. My new camera gives me a little more flexibility with macro photography, optical zoom, and low light situations. I needed to try it out.
The experiment: to capture as many shots as I could in one small area of the garden.
The goal: to avoid searching out good photos by moving around, and instead to create good photos by staying in one spot, and being observant and creative with light and composition.
Here's what I discovered:
The Burning Bush near the patio is still green and lush, while the one I captured in a previous post has lost most of its leaves.
Chipmunks are hard to photograph because they move fast, and I'm still trying to figure out all the buttons on this camera.
The Oak canopy is still a comforting filter—shading the garden from the bright sun. Soon these shots will be grey and blue and white, with very little green or warm tones in sight.
I have lots of leaves to rake, but I need to be very careful how I handle them.
I finally captured a decent photo of this bright Begonia, which eluded me all summer.
Simple objects composed in interesting ways and drenched with autumn's oblique light create pretty good shots.
Posted by PlantPostings at 9:29 PM