Early morning in a summer garden to capture the last iris before it fades, plus a poppy and a Peony.
Sunlight leaks through the clouds setting Lake Superior aglow.
One of those mornings at one of those spots where nature fills my senses.
Four more from the Badlands…
Up close and personal with one of my favorite blossoms in the garden. Detail achieved by focus stacking 40 images using a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens. ISO 50, 100mm, f/3.2
In the woods at Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota.
Location: Whitewater Lake, Fisherman’s Point Campground, Hoyt Lakes, MN.
Canon 5D Mark IV, Tamron 28-75mm, ISO 50, 28mm, f/9.0, 5min 3sec., Post in Adobe Lightroom.
I had some time while waiting for a family member and, as usual, I had a camera with me. Since I was near Leif Erickson Park and the Duluth Rose Garden, two popular parks in Duluth, I took time to wander around and see what would catch my eye. The roses are not yet in bloom, but other flowers were and there were other subjects that caught my attention. I used three different lenses and once again experimented with depth of field and framing.
Later, when examining the images, I decided that next time I will try expanding my focus points to allow more of certain subjects to be in focus. Some of the flower shots could have benefited from more overall focus. However, the bokeh is pleasing in some and I want to improve upon the selective focus used in a couple of others.
Wave action on a group of rock at the end of the south pier, Duluth entry, Canal Park.
ISO 50, 28mm, f/13, 1.6 sec, small adjustments in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Silver Efex Pro 2
On Sunday, June 3rd, I met with a couple of fellow photo bloggers at Como Park in St. Paul. We wandered around the Japanese Garden, through the conservatory and checked out a few of the animals.
I used the visit to play with selective focus and unique framing. Below are a few of the results.
Afterwards I paid a visit to a Dual Citizen Brewery, also in St. Paul, which I heartily recommend if you are in the area.