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August 10, 2011

Week 31 Turn On The Hose! Good to WOW {SOOC}

It's been sometime since I got involved in a weekly photo challenge.  There are quite a few challenges on the web now days, so many types to choose from.  I really enjoy those challenges that MAKE you reach out of your comfort zone and have you learning and practicing new photo skills.
 Jill Samter and Ashley Sisk have put together not only a weekly photo challenge, complete with a weekly theme, they are also teaching and sharing their photo editing.  IMHO, it's always good to learn a new way of dressing up or finishing a somewhat ordinary photo and turning them into something extraordinary . 
This weeks theme was - Turn On The Hose -
Would have been fun to have some little ones to photograph as they were playing outdoors in the summer heat, running and jumping through the hose to cool off.  But not this week.  No little ones around and the air temp is just a bit to cool for summer hose activities.

I have had to resort to the good of sprinkler on the flowers theme.
 Taken facing west with that early morning sun to my back.  Metered two clicks to the positive side of zero.
I used my 300mm lens and zoomed all the way in so that the background would be mostly blurred out and not distracting.
My camera settings are  - Manual Mode (as that is the only way I know how)
f/5.6 @ 1/640 ISO 320

I can tell that I have lost some of the details are lost as well as some of the petal being over exposed.

Thursday I will be sharing how and what I did to fix my photo problems.


Shari said...

That is a great shot, Barb.

Ashley Sisk said...

Your clean up work is minimal. It's a beautiful shot.

Nancy P said...

What beautiful flowers!!! Awesome Nature.Thank very much for sharing...
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