Reaching out

Reaching out

Reaching out, originally uploaded by I Nancy.

Here I was working with the light and layers of this cactus at the Huntington Library and Botanic Garden. This was in the Desert Hothouse. In this case I bracketed the apertures on the 100mm macro, taking shots from f/5.6 to f/2.8. In my first editing pass I thought I’d use one of the images with a little deeper depth of field. Always second guessing how far I should push my vision. Today, during the second sitting behind these images, I threw caution to the wind and went with the shallowest version I had. Enjoy.

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Cactus Curls

Catcus Curls

Cactus Curls, originally uploaded by I Nancy.

From the Desert Hothouse at the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena. Thanks to Hutch for lending me his tripod for an hour. You are costing me some money however. Now I’m going to go out and get the Acratech GP ballhead.