View Full Version : Spring snuck up on me!
04-14-2008, 10:40 PM
I worked a couple hours today to remove the last of the snow in our little garden in the front of the house and what did I find? Spring!
This 3" high surprise was under the snow, can you believe it??
I had mentioned the Sigma 105mm F/2.8 prime earlier today, so I took it out planning to do a few test pic with it tonight and this is the lens that I had on my camera when I saw the flowers, so I decided to use it. This lens I use the least... but I think I will start to play with it a little more after seeing these results. :)
04-14-2008, 11:57 PM
Very nice photo! I can't believe that they made it with snow on top of them!
04-15-2008, 12:03 AM
Just goes to show ya: Sometimes flowers are more resilient than people :)
04-15-2008, 02:37 PM
I was so excited, I noticed a couple of my crocus up yesterday when I came home from work. I think I've lost a lot due to lack of snow cover the year before.
04-15-2008, 08:43 PM
Gary - You could not stick me under a blanket of ice and snow for 6 months and expect me to bloom... lol
Debbie, this batch came from my sister, she had a few extra plants and shared them with me. What is funny is that hers did not come out yet and mine are just exploding. Today in the sun I could see that they were open and a lot nicer!
Again this was with the 105mm prime, and I should have known this, but each lens gives me better results once I get to know them more... and a good reason I should practice more with all my lenses so that they stay fresh in my head. The results today are much better than yesterday's pics.
04-16-2008, 01:19 PM
Wow, Jerry...I love crocus and these are beautiful. I keep thinking I will plant some but planting in the fall has never been exciting to me. I guess I want to see instant results, not wait 6 months...;)...but I'm going to plant some this fall in my front flower bed. After this drab winter, I realized how much I like color! These are great photos. I'm going to have to invest in a bigger prime lens. My 50mm is great but I'd like to have a 100. My hubby's Christmas list is getting full.:):)
04-16-2008, 03:19 PM
Your color saturation is just perfect. I think they are just beautiful! Do you mess with the color curves on your photos?
04-16-2008, 08:44 PM
Believe me or not, they are 95% straight out from the camera. The ONLY things that I did was increase sharpness 30%, increase contrast 3% and convert to JPG, that's all that I did, I swear. That Sigma 105mm F/2.8 prime really does an amazing job.
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