Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “wildflower

Brown Eyed Susan

Brown Eyed Susan

 

Flowers are often suited for vertical images. Their stems run vertically and a portrait format emphasises the height of a flower.

I liked the brilliant green background that highlights the warm yellow of the flower it self.

In the best light…


Flower Eye View

Flower Eye View

 

When I find a field of wild flowers in bloom, I could spend a lot of time finding as many great shots as I can. By limiting the focus you can draw attention to a particular blossom.

Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Kodachrome 64

In the best light…


Storm And Wild Flowers

Storm And Wild Flowers

 

Another image of an approaching storm from Cypress Summer 1986 with Courtney Milne.

Nikon FM, Tamron 17mm, Agfachrome 100

In the best light…


Sun Beam

Sun Beam

The week I spent in the Cypress Hills with Courtney Milne was a pivotal event in my photographic life. We had our E6 film processed over night, and it was one of the first times that I had speedy feedback on my images. Unlike the digital cameras of today, you could get print film developed at a one hour photo shop, but they usually batch processed E6 every couple of days. Kodachrome had to be mailed in for processing often involving a 10 day to a 2 week wait. So, we shot every day and turned in our film every night. We got to pick up our processed slides when we got back after our dawn shooting. Then we sorted and picked a few selects for showing to the group for critique after lunch. This image was well received by the rest.

Nikon FM, Agfachrome 100

In the best light…