In the UK – it is Mother’s day … Mother’s Day also to me is associated with the arrival of Spring, and I just love the contrasting colours between daffodils – the flower of spring and the green stems on which they grow – and I used the wide aperture of my nifty 50 lens to separate the new bloom from the background.
Above is a daffodil growing… below is a picked daffodil – a mini one – held at arms length with a shallow depth of field in a variety of conditions, all taken with auto white balance
- With a window behind the photo and a dark slate floor
- Side lit by a window with light carpet behind
- Side lit by window with a dark bean bag behind
- With no direct lighting, wall paper behind
It was just an experiment to see what effect light has if you are able to control it more – the pictures show that the impact of the available light not only effects the colour of the flower, but also the colour of the background … there is a lot to think about whenever you press the shutter button.