1759 – The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

Here’s an image made yesterday near our lake. Summer lawns are hard to photograph. You see them in their entirety and say, “Wow, how many flowers!”, but when you look at the pictures, you see some small, unimpressive, colored dots among all that green. It’s hard to get the feeling across.

In this case I’ve tried to go low and play with the pink flowers and a white diagonal to create some dynamics.

The Song of the Day is “The Hissing Of Summer Lawns“, the title song of Joni Mitchell’s 1975 album. Hear it on YouTube.

4 thoughts on “1759 – The Hissing Of Summer Lawns”

  1. Summer lawns and wildflower meadows. Playing in one the other morning with golden light just after sunrise, I didn’t succeed — but like what you’ve done here! I’ll try again. 🙂

  2. Well captured! I have quite a few photos of stunning fields or gardens of flowers, mostly disappointing. What is it about such scenes that makes such disappointing digital pictures? Apart from the dots-in-green result, if you have a lot of ojne colour close together, especially reds, (eg the roses at the end of Wollzeile in Vienna) they seem to just blur together into massive blobs. I suppose I need to do some more research. The low angle, focus at the front approach seem to work well, as in yours. Is the Panasonic better for this?

    1. Better than what? Yes, compared to a DSLR its DOF is deeper, giving you more sharpness. That helps for shots like this. You don’t have ultra-wide focal length, but you can get nearer. Yes, I’d say the LX5 works well for that kind of images, less well for others that require shallow DOF.

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