One of the exercises is to take 15 minutes to create something once a day.
A couple of days ago we had a heavy dew on the very large crop of dandelions I have growing in a patch of my garden. When I got home, I picked one and set it up in my studio (aka spare bedroom) after spraying some water on it.
This very high key soft dreamy look is a very different style for me, it has been deliberately softened to enhance that softer effect but I really like it.
So for today’s exercise I wanted to explore more options with the dandelions, so picked a bunch and setup a small still life setup and experimented.
Turns out if the dandelion heads are still fresh and whole, they can be stacked up on top each other if you are gentle 🙂
Finally a shot of the loose seed heads. Lots of different shots trying to get the best focus point – these were all taken with my 100mm Macro lens which is a 2.8 L grade lens. The 2nd and 3rd image on the page were taken at F4 to give enough depth of field to capture all of the seed head feathers.
Because of the fine details, theses images have not been softened further, so as to retain the detail – the very small DOF provides plenty of blur and softening for the background.
All images processed solely in LR6, with Kim Klassen Presets – click on any image for a larger version.
I am enjoying challenging myself to create something small once a day, and using elements nearby is proving to be an exciting exercise.
What will I come up with tomorrow?