Bridgeport (CA), Lupines Detail, Shallow DOF

ISO100, 32mm, f/8, 1/100 sec
Buttermilk Trail, South Yuba River, Bridgeport, CA

Even the dry winter has to give way to some wildflowers in the foothills this Spring.  While not a spectacular show of blooms as in wet winter years, there is enough variety on the Buttermilk Trail.

Most of us see the blankets of flowers on a hillside and start to think of compositions to take the entire scene in.  Yet, macro photogs look at the elements of a plant and/or flower.  Though this photograph does not qualify as macro photography, the focus on the elements and isolation of the flower from the background using a shallow depth of field forces the eye to look at the “veins” in the petals rather than any other part of the photo.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 32mm, f/8, 1/100 sec

Bridgeport (CA), Lupines Detail, Shallow DOF.  Bridgeport, CA. April 27, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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