Kip’s Comments 6-10-19

Cinquefoil at Sweet Marsh - Image 572513 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Working the Light

After a busy day of work I did not have much time for photography. To make the best use of my time I combined a ride to Sweet Marsh with my camera equipment and concentrated my efforts of a couple of wildflower species. Both species are common plants that tend to show up in disturbed areas. I suppose some might consider them undesirable. I don’t know that I agree with that assessment and actually had fun with various exposures and compositions.   

We will begin with Wild Four O’clock blossoms. The first image illustrates an ordinary composition and lighting.

Wild Four O'clock at Sweet Marsh - Image 572535 (© Kip Ladage)

Wild Four O’clock at Sweet Marsh – Image 572535 (© Kip Ladage)

 

To me, the first photo is a “Blah” type picture.   

Image Two recorded the same type of blossom under different lighting conditions.

I much prefer this version.       

Wild Four O'clock at Sweet Marsh - Image 572531 (© Kip Ladage)

Wild Four O’clock at Sweet Marsh – Image 572531 (© Kip Ladage)

 

The next plant species is cinquefoil. Again, the first image is an ordinary, straight-on composition of the blossoms while image two is a photo featuring the back of the blossom – something most people would not consider photographing.    

Cinquefoil at Sweet Marsh - Image 572519 (© Kip Ladage)

Cinquefoil at Sweet Marsh – Image 572519 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Cinquefoil at Sweet Marsh - Image 572513 (© Kip Ladage)

Cinquefoil at Sweet Marsh – Image 572513 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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