The floral photograph, Ignorance is Bliss, was created during my last photo trip to Cape Cod. After shooting in the Provincetown dunes and around Highland lighthouse in the morning hours I started my return trip home. First I stopped at a local coffee shop and then called to my wife to let her know that I would be home soon. But as it often happens, I was forced to make another stop because out of nowhere a field of lupines and daisies appeared to the right of route 6. Luckily I was in the right lane and traffic was slow, making an instant decision to pull over much easier. I parked the car, pulled out my gear from the trunk and made my way into the field exploring the many photographic opportunities. I mostly used a close-up lens on my 200mm lens to blur out the background and minimize any distractions. The aperture set to f8 resulting in a shutter speed of 1/500 sec provided me with sufficient depth of field and fast shutter speed. Although tempted to handhold my camera due to the fast shutter speed, I opted to use a tripod to minimize camera shaking and enhance image quality. Using a tripod always makes me think twice about compositional aspects and therefore makes for a better image. I purposely kept the daisy to the left in focus prohibiting the viewer from wandering out of the frame when exploring my flower photograph, Ignorance is Bliss.