Miss Sunshine

Griffiss Business and Technology Park

I’ve driven past the flowers in the Griffiss Business and Technology Park for quite a few days now. Last evening after dinner I was reading on the couch when the sunshine highlighted a spot outside the window. For whatever reason I thought of the black-eyed susan’s over at the park and knew I had to go get some pictures.

I must have been quite a sight as I crouched next to the flower beds with my camera and tripod in the meridian on Hill road across from the credit union. The sun was low, the light was warm and there was no wind. I couldn’t ask for better conditions.

I played for a while finding different compositions among the various beds of flowers. When I found this lone standout I knew I had to try something different… focus stacking. My camera has a bracketing setup to automatically do the focus stacking for me. I was not completely happy with the combined image the camera created but I was able to bring all the exposures into Photoshop to perform the stack. Other than a couple of minor tweaks to correct a few out of focus areas, Photoshop did a really good job. A few artistic adjusts later and I have a new favorite black-eyed susan image.

  

MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; Miss Sunshine

Miss Sunshine
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8, 1/60s, f/2.8, ISO 100

 

The Inner Sanctum

Monochrome, Dandelion

It felt like forever since I had visited the Old Erie Canal Park in DeWitt during lunch. I definitely needed the visit! Long work days and miserably rainy weather of late left my batteries needing a recharge. I decided to focus on the small detail so I left the macro lens attached, changed into my hiking shoes and headed off down the path through the woods.

Of course, one of the subjects I find would be dandelions. I can’t help myself. The delicate, intricate details draw me in every time. Half the fun is finding the right dandelion to photograph. On this one I wanted to highlight the amazing structure of the dandelion head at the center of the puff ball… 🙂

  

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; The Inner Sanctum

The Inner Sanctum
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/320s, f/4, ISO 200