Day 167/365: The Great Flower Hunt is On!

Fuscia in a Hanging Basket

Fuchsia in a Hanging Basket

I’m going to indulge myself with flowers, flowers and more flowers. It was an experimental day with my Marine son’s Canon Rebel EOS. I wanted to see if his camera took better pictures than what I currently have done with my Fujica S1500 and old Olympus E10. So, I’m asking for your help. What do you think in comparison to my other flower photographs?

Columbines, the Colorado State Flower

Columbines, the Colorado State Flower

Blue Irises

Blue Irises

White Flower

White Flower (anyone know the name?)

Flowering Shrub

Flowering Shrub (don't know the name)

I’m beginning to think that it’s not the equipment, but the photographer. You can have an outstanding very expensive camera, but if you don’t know how to use it then your photographs are going to be subpar.

The thing I do like about my Fujica S1500 is when I adjust the exposure on the aperture priority setting the image in the view finder changes to reflect the exposure setting. In both the Olympus and Canon the view doesn’t change and I’m left “guessing” at the exposure (-1 or +1 ). Often get back to my computer and find a whole batch under or over exposed.  If I’m in a hurry, like the zoo trip coming up, I lose a lot of images. Sure I can check it on the camera playback, but if it’s a sunny day it’s still hard to judge.

Guess it’s experience, time, and taking lots and lots of pictures. But, then that’s one of my goals of this 365 project.

Photography Notes: None of these images were SOOC (straight out of camera) all had some cropping, adjustment layers,  exposure correction, contrast bumping, and in a few cases a burned edge. But I didn’t spend too much time on them, maybe 30 seconds.

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