Tuesday, February 7, 2017

100 Prints Project #88 - Orchids are hard

I spent a morning at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with my friend Jacqueline and my Lensbaby Velvet 56.  I did my best to channel my inner Kathleen Clemons, but orchids are hard people and I'm no Kathleen Clemons.  It was a nice couple of hours and we're going to try to get back again.  This is straight out of the camera and was shot wide open at f1.6.  I love blur.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

100 Prints Project #87 - Winter Coneflower

This is from a winter shoot at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with my friend, Jacqueline.  The Arboretum was quiet and the air was clear.  It felt good just to breathe.  One of the things that I love about winter, in addition to the beautiful low light, is the quiet resolve of things once living.  Plants and trees that hold on to their leaves or petals in spite of the cold and the wind.  I feel there's something I can learn from their resolve.