660 – Pleasantly Blue

Yesterday, right at the side of the street, I had found a strip of land between two fields, that had been left as a wild flower meadow, and at the moment it is full of wonderfully blue flowers. As yesterday’s attempts had been completely fruitless, I decided to return today and try it again, this time not with the 85/1.8 but with the 18-200 at 200 mm.

Seems like I was right. What you need in such a case is not shallow depth of field (it will be shallow anyway, don’t care), what you need is compression. Look for a lump of blue flowers, go near, shoot right through it onto some yellow or orange flowers in the middleground. That’s exactly what I wanted.

The Song of the Day is “Pleasantly Blue” from the 1992 4 Non Blondes album “Bigger, Better, Faster, More!“. Hear it on YouTube.

3 thoughts on “660 – Pleasantly Blue”

  1. This is very beautiful I really like the country feel with that extra dab of color your work always has the signature of. Beautiful

  2. yes your decision of 200 mm was right. seems as if your look through a blue eyelid. very romantic…

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