Ever seen a ferocious Iris?
Hi, everyone. I am actually still alive, despite my lengthy absence. I am eager to get back to regular posts in the very near future.
This image is from a spring in the woods at my mother’s house in Maine that bubbles year round even in the coldest winter months. My step-father, Carl, hand-crafted a beautiful sign years ago and posted it on a tree near the spring with the words “Enchanted Pool.” In the right side of the image below you can see a (blurred) shape of the bench where one can sit an gaze quietly into the enchanted pool and reflect.
Best wishes to all!
I really don’t know what I think about this image. I’d be grateful for some feedback about it or ideas for how to do better. I have not touched the color here, so the blues and pinks are as they were when captured by my camera. Does the composition work or is it a mess? I can’t tell if the depth of field works either. I’ve been taking photographs of dogwoods all week and can’t seem to capture what I’m aiming for. I want to get both up close and to show the shapes of the branches (and the wonderful blue sky peeking through them) at the same time. Am I asking too much?
The WP crunching is going to effect these images a bit, unfortunately. The blossoms are intentionally blurred, but the crunching is going to overdo it most likely. The compression seems to take out more of the detail than shows on my own computer screen. Nonetheless, what I was aiming for is still “there.” As you know, you can click the photographs to enlarge.