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Monday, October 27, 2014

A Painterly Background

I was out on the patio yesterday afternoon cutting and sanding a wood project when I noticed this rose. The sun was low enough in the sky to pop in and back light the center flower.  Was too much to pass up, so I went inside and grabbed a camera. This was shot with the 70-300 using the Macro setting. At 300mm in the macro setting, there is no depth of field. The bokeh is really nice, working well to help separate and define the detail in the rose and stem.

Sometimes a subject like this works well with a solid dark background, but the effect of the out of focus objects in the background give a painted look to the image. The refracted highlights are really cool.

On the way back inside, I had to do something with the dogwood leaves. They were rockin' in the sunlight.

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