Friday, December 31, 2010

Color

I'm a huge fan of macro photography, shallow depth of field and isolated focus.   My 100mm 2.8L IS USM gives me just the right mix of all three.

Spent a good portion of the day at the LA Arboretum hanging out in the tropical greenhouse.   I challenged myself to capture the plant life in ways we aren't used to seeing it - so I opted for low and/or high vantage points, taking into consideration (and trying to make good use of) the negative space. Paying close attention to lines and texture...   The scrim over the greenhouse acted as a great diffuser and evenly bathed the flowers in beautiful sunlight.

Color inspires me to create!
















6 comments:

  1. Awesome!! These are beautiful! Happy New Year Karen!!! -mary

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  2. Kar,

    These botanical photos are sumptuous. Have you put together a portfolio yet? If so, are you showing it to anyone?

    Love you
    Lor Lor

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  3. It all looks beautiful! Your Christmas tree is perfect.


    Michelle

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  4. Wow, they just pop off the screen. I could not take my eyes off of the red and yellow flower (6th from the top). It seems unreal. These are amazing images Karen.

    Carlos S

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  5. Karen ~ These are such exotic...even sensual...pictures. Absolutely amazing. I would love huge posters of them on my walls...whenever I get some. ~KCD

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  6. Thanks Mary - Happy New Year!

    Lor Lor - liking that idea - thanks!

    Thanks Michelle - you know how I feel about my Christmas tree - LOL

    Hey Carlos - thanks for the comment.

    Kell - where you been??? Thank you! Just say the word, bird...

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