The one good thing about my little LX5 (yes, I’m still harping on about it) is that it has a macro capability, plus you can set it to different aspects on the camera (square, landscape etc) – which is pretty handy for composing flower type pictures.
I’m not really that into taking shots of flowers – they’re pretty enough and close up, they can be interesting I suppose – but I’m just not that good at taking them for the most part. I’ve seen some corking flower photos – some people can just visualise something that the looks good. I’ve also seen black and whites flower shots where the picture is all about form, light and texture – now that I do find genuinely interesting.
It’s summer in England and the flowers are out everywhere and it’s too tempting to pass up a quick snap or two.
Nice enough – plenty of colour for everyone 😉 Some of them would even work on a greetings card or big canvas, but I’ll leave that to others that do this kind of thing more seriously.
And now onto a few black and white shots. I find these much more interesting, but they do take a lot more forward planning – you have to be able to see what you want from the final shot before you take it or it just doesn’t work in the conversion.
So there you go – that’s my fill of flowers for a while – it’s very pretty over here at the moment, but I think I’ll leave the close ups of flowers to those who do it way better than I do!
Next up – The Nifty Fifty.