Tuesday, March 16, 2010

(Day 75) Weeds and bokeh

When is a weed not a weed ? Dumb question to ask a gardener - "it's always a weed!". But, when you ask a photographer, well, you might get a different answer. With the right lighting and aperture, and when the bokeh works out, that weed might just be considered art, or at least a photo worth posting. As they say - "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

(60mm  f29  1/20 sec  ISO200)
















(60mm  f16  1/125 sec  ISO200)

7 comments:

Photog Ave said...

The two photos put together look like fire and ice.
And your second photo looks like it belongs in my 'Winter Morning Browns' post from January.

I think gardeners think weeds are everything that was not purposely planted by their hands. I think weeds are simply flowers that Mother Nature planted.

Great work!
I like the sun spots in the second photo as well.

['รด ] Avery

Rick said...

@Avery - thank you. I had a nice blue sky to shoot that first one against, and I deliberately shot (almost) into the sun to get the flare effect. I agree with you on the weed definition - as long as they don't grow in my garden, of course! :)

Krista said...

Rick, these are awesome! I love the contrast between the two. It's really interesting how different you can make them with just a different shutter speed!

The second one really makes me think of summer and warm temperatures. Soon! :o)

Rick said...

@Krista - now, don't get jealous - it was 16C (61F) here yesterday, sunny, and no wind; I thought I had died and gone to heaven :) We had coffee outside in shirt sleeves!! Keep repeating ... spring is here, spring is here ...

Rick said...

@Krista - oh, the coffee wasn't in our shirt sleeves, but we were ;-)

Julia said...

I love the second picture!! Nice lighting!

Rick said...

@Julia - thank you!