Photo Monday – Wide Open Again

I’ve been meaning to buy flowers for weeks. There were these gorgeous mini pumpkin things on branches but they were gone by the time I went to buy some. So I went to the market to find something Halloween-ish. There were beautiful bouquets that were not at all what I was looking for. And there was this. I think it’s amaranth. They had one that had yellow-orange flowers and green leaves and this one. I loved the dark monochromatic look of it. It isn’t mini pumpkins but I think it has a good Halloween vibe. Besides, V approves.


I was looking at the branches though and wondering what kind of picture I could get out of it. It’s dark so the camera wants longer exposures. It’s also very busy so it can all become quite the mess, just like a wooded area. My lens (the 50mm one) was still set to its widest aperture. I took a few pictures and tried narrowing it a little. Then, I tried the 100mm lens. Nope. The 50mm at its most open was still the best.



I leaned into the blurriness a bit here. I made sure to have a little bit of the plant really close to the lens. That’s I you got that jagged zone at the top.


I’ve been having so much fun with this blurriness. I want to try it with some decorative squashes next but I think I’ll end up having to narrow the aperture to get something good. At the very least, it’ll be an interesting experiment.


Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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