I’m usually a very casual photographer. I tend to set only the basic camera settings at the beginning of a shoot and focus more on color, texture, composition, etc. while snapping photos. However, sometimes only a change in camera settings will give me the result I want.
I don’t like how the background flowers competed for attention with the main flower in this photo.
So I lowered the aperture setting to f/5.0, blurring the background. The main flower is now the center of attention.
I was lucky to time a recent camping and hiking trip with the start of the Rhododendron blooming season. I was able to get photos of all stages of their blooming from bud to fully formed flowers.
An invasive species is any living thing that did not evolve in it’s current location. Invasive plants can cause harm to the environment by crowding out native species. They can also be beautiful. The shapes and colors of the flowers catch my eye. Enjoy the photos that I have taken of some invasive plants, but do not plant them in your garden.
Taking photos with the sun behind you can create a well lit subject. But, using backlighting by shooting into the sun can create dramatic and beautiful shots.
Flowers and leaves are translucent and let some light through. This creates a glowing effect.
For this shot I had walked down a slope to get a good angle to shoot these trilliums. I was kneeling down to shoot a single flower when I looked up and behind me and saw this scene. I love the glowing trillium flowers against the dark trees in the background.