Category Archives: Flowers
Thrift – Armeria maritima – Morning Star Deep Rose, originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.
A macro shot using the D7000′s small flash limited by holding my hand over it. 60mm at around 2.8 to severely restrict the depth of field to the pastel stamen. I know the point of a good macro is to achieve edge to edge sharpness using tiny apertures, but I like fuzzy, swimming bokeh to frame the object, and throw it forward towards the viewer. Sweet Williams seem flavour of the month around here – I picked these up in a supermarket on my way back from work. The best part of the long out of county commute and daily grind.
Poppy field near Langton, North Yorkshire (5 of 6), originally uploaded by Thomas Tolkien.