Look For The Details
I really have to credit my wife Sherri for finding this gem. The bird house was over looking an expansive coulee.
I shot this with my 60mm f/2.8, wide open to isolate the bird house and fence post from the background.
These crocuses are the reason that I had mounted the 60mm Micro Nikkor to my camera. I knew that I had to get close to make the blossoms look large in the frame. In the above image I used a bit of Glamour Glow to give a softer look and feel to the image.
On this image, I used a bit of Tonal Contrast that was pulled back, some Brilliance and Warmth and a Gaussian Blur that was added everywhere except the blossoms. I added the blur to soften the harshness of the background grasses.
All three of these images happened because Sherri was looking at the details, I was busy taking in the fantastic skyscapes with the 17mm on my film body. (more on these later, I hope) If you are always looking for the big picture, you can miss what’s at your feet. Have you had inspiration from others that helped your vision?
In the best light…