Friday, July 19, 2013

magical photo


the magical thing about photography is that you never know what you're going to get. as i contorted myself amongst the stinging nettles to try to catch the right ray of light during the golden hour, i didn't imagine this photograph. but due to the magic of very shallow depth of field (thanks to the 50mm fixed lens, at 1.4 aperture) and the perfect (read: low) light, this was my result. and i think it's magical, even if i do say so myself. and even more, i love that despite it being a digital photo, it has a film-like quality. and it's straight out of my camera, no processing at all, aside from a slight crop on the left. it's a photo you could fall into and get lost.

7 comments:

celkalee said...

beautiful, almost mysterious! Have a great weekend.

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Bill Stankus said...

Ah, but if you're classically trained, using previsualization, some version of f-stop control and zone metering, you should have a reasonable sense of how the photo will look.

Paula Wooters said...

Gorgeous and mesmerizing! I could definitely fall into that one.

Lisa-Marie said...

It's utterly magical. Well done!!

julochka said...

i don't think that i could ever have predicted all that bokeh, because you can't see that as you're taking the shot and the other surprise was how the yellow of the flower didn't show...those were the unexpected bits.