Jun 9, 2016

Behind the Image of Blossoming Rhododendron

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Rhododendron are in full bloom across New England and the powerful colors make for great close up Photography of Flowers. This one I discovered in my own garden. Most blossoms were blooming while the center one was still closed and about to open. A time laps would have been cool I suppose but instead I settled on a macro photography composition that highlights forms, shapes and colors of this floral. A vertical picture format allowed to include parts of a second blossom that falls out of focus making up a more attractive background. The aperture was set to f/11 providing an exposure time of 1/8 of a second at ISO200. a polarizing filter and a slight underexposure boosted color saturation and eliminated unwanted glare on the blossoms.

During post processing I removed minor dust spots and imperfection before making minimal adjustment to brightness, color saturation, contrast and sharpening the final photography image of Blossoming Flowers.


To my surprise  I forgot the Rhododendron's name and inquired on Facebook for identification. Ones the name came up I remembered immediately and felt like I should have known that one, shouldn't I?    

Good light and happy photo making,

Juergen

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