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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 Responses to “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. A digital watercolor, colors are soft.

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

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