Archive for flower photography

The Weekly Photo – April 25

Posted in Art of Photography, TCBlog, Techniques, Weekly Photo with tags , , , , , , on April 25, 2011 by Darwin

Well, there are no flowers around here yet so I dug up this image from my archives taken in Skagit Valley, Washington many years ago. This image is a triple exposure on Fujichrome Velvia 50 slide film. I used my Canon 300mm f4lLlens at f4 and made three exposures on one frame of film. For each exposure I focused on a different line of flowers and so the result is a dreamy-looking image with different areas of sharp focus. To get this result in camera was a thrill and over the years this image has been a popular seller.

©Darwin Wiggett


Travel Photo Contest – Michael Grahame

Posted in Monthly Photo Contest with tags , , , , , , on July 12, 2010 by Darwin

Michael Grahame

©Michael Grahame

Quite unexpectedly, I came across a field of wild orchids in a quiet, wooded, shaded area while out on a day trip to Banff. My first shot with this composition ended up with the field of orchids under-exposed in the background while the focal point was blown out. I took the exposure down 2 stops and centered the flower in the frame and was pleasantly surprised to see the background disappear. I’m fairly new to photography and have found high contrast natural lighting a challenge, however it played to my advantage in this shot. The colour and the light dancing around the delicate petals has made this one of my favorite photos that I have taken.

The Daily Snap – July 12

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , on July 12, 2010 by Darwin

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon G11

A quick snap of the inside of a poppy flower from our backyard. Two minutes to make, shot at 400 ISO with the Canon G11 in macro mode.