Posted: October 23, 2012 in Arboretum, Details, Photography, Red
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Continuing that walk in the arboretum…

The last post focused on details. This time, I just want to share color.

Sidebar: I’m shooting with a Canon 7D, using a 50mm f1.4 lens. I shoot everything in RAW so that I can correct exposure and balance in the computer. (And, that’s mostly what I confine myself to for my blog pictures.) If you’re not familiar with the 50mm at a wide-open aperture, these pictures are pretty good examples of what you get: such a shallow depth-of-field that the leaves, twigs, and anything else directly behind the subject are transformed into lines and smudges.

Sumac really comes into its own in the fall. And, once the brilliant red stage is past, there’s this:

I  think of them as sumac prayer flags.

There’s white oak:

And once again, I’ve saved my favorite for last:

Next post: The 50mm walk was so much fun, I decide to take a 60mm walk as well.  

  1. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] I LOVE your high quality photos!

  2. Wonderful capture of life in its end stage…still saturated with the glow of life. Also, same comments as in last post. Beautiful colors, photography.

  3. Tammy says:

    Shallow depth of field is my favorite. It’s such a great tool to highlight your subject and blur the rest of the world into a colorful canvas. The prayer flags is my favorite, I love the texture in the wilting leaves.

  4. David says:

    I too like the prayer flag leaves the best, the watercolor feel to them!

  5. Jeanne says:

    Well I’m the weird friend. Before I read your caption I was thinking bats hanging from a branch. Prayer flags are much more esoteric.

  6. Marjorie says:

    downright seductive!

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