Year Two (126) – First Frost and lens choice…

Frosty this morning, so a great reason to nip outside and get close to the frost… I started with my 24-70mm lens extended, and it just did not let me get close enough to capture the detail … so lens choice really matters when you are trying to get a great image

27-70mm lens, F2.8, 1/250sec, ISO125
24-70mm lens, F2.8, 1/250sec, ISO125

I went inside I grabbed my 100mm lens, I am not always happy with the quality that comes off of it… but this morning, it has to be the lens of choice… I am able to get much closer and even by upping the aperture I still have a very narrow depth of field.

100mm lens, F8, 1/25sec, ISO400
100mm lens, F8, 1/25sec, ISO400

The pink of a flower on the lawn caught my eye and the water droplet, I choose a wider aperture here to draw your eye into the droplet… only afterwards did I notice there were two on the same plain!

100mm lens, F2.8, 1/125sec, ISO400
100mm lens, F2.8, 1/125sec, ISO400

It also reminded me that soon the flowers would be over for another year and this is one of the last blooms in my garden.

ISO800, F4, 1/500sec
ISO800, F4, 1/500sec

I then got sidetracked by the frost on the table… and I collected a variety of angle and focus depths as I thought it would make a great texture image … I definitely need to look for more frost textures!

Then with a little photoshop help… you can add the texture to the image…

ISO800, F4, 1/500sec
Combined image of flower and frost!
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