Monday, March 8, 2010
Today I made a run to Longwood Gardens. I wanted to see the Orchid display, and see if the Blue Himalayan Poppies were in bloom. I met Jeff Wolk in the parking lot at 9:00 and we headed in. I had not been shooting for two weeks and I was looking forward to making some new images...but really didn't have a mission. It was quite a warm day and carrying my gear through the green house was work. The orchid display is nice but I don't think there are as many as last year. I had to get my photo mojo going again and it took a little visual warming up. I never did make any orchid images, and after three hours I was working on a headache from the heavily perfumed air from the star gazer lilies. So we had some lunch and regrouped. After lunch we dropped our serious gear in the car and enjoyed a stroll outside around the grounds in early spring like weather. It was nice to get out and enjoy the fresh air..
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Can't wait to go there next month! Love the pink flowers, Karen! Which lens are you using. There are so many options w/macro, long lenses with diopters, etc.ReplyDelete
Barb, the shots of the flowers were made with a 200mm macro on a Nikon D2X (1.5 effective sensor)ReplyDelete
Yes lots of options, but I default to that most of the time unless I add a 52mm tube for my really abstract macro shots...Thanks for asking.
Karen: That's one macro lens I don't have - I hear it's perfect for great backgrounds. I have my long 2.8 lens, however, which works well with either an extension tube &/or diopter. We want that bokeh, huh! When I come to Longwood, I'll be bringing my arsenal! lolReplyDelete
Here's to flowers! Thanks, bk
Hey Barb, let me know when you are coming and yes that lens is great for controlling backgrounds...ReplyDelete
April 26-28. I'll be sure you're on the email list. There are several meeting there!ReplyDelete