Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Look For The Details


Number 4

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.

Prairie Crocus 2

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.

Prairie Crocus 1

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…

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One response

  1. Sherri I love your eye for details, great photos John. They are amazing! I would love to have them on my walls!

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    May 12, 2011 at 13:33

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