View Full Version : In with a Flourish
03-24-2011, 06:28 PM
At last spring has arrived. Just opposite Somerset house on the Stand in London is this church with 2 large magnolia trees growing either side. I have been watching for the right opportunity with a nice blue sky (not the easiest thing in England) & the trees in full flower. To my delight I got my chance on Wednesday. Unfortunately scaffolding was over part of the church but I attempted to get shots to minimise this.
Settings F8 at 1/80 ISO 100 11mm focal length & I was using a polarised lens
All ccs appreciated. Thanks for looking.
What Pretty shots Shirley. They certainly are in full bloom. The lovely blue sky just sets it off.
I love how you have hidden the scaffolding in 2 & 3.
Don't forget to pick a couple of them and take them home for some macro shots!
03-25-2011, 03:25 AM
you could clone ouut the scaffolding in one
but I really like 2 and 3
and I agree with Kaye shoot an individual flower two
and make sure you post them
03-25-2011, 03:27 AM
These are magnificent shots with the richness of the blue and the light colored building
and flowers. The first really shows off that contrast of sky and flowers so well, and I love how you bring us closer in with the 2nd and esp. the 3rd. This last one really shows off the petals beautifully with the building at a wonderful angle in the background. Thanks for sharing these!
03-25-2011, 01:42 PM
Hi Kaye thank you for your comments. I am waiting for some magnolias nearer home to flower for some macro shots.
Hi Sandra thank you I'm pleased you like the shots. I did think of attempting to clone out the scaffold but think I prefer the portrait style shots anyway so as it's so time consuming I will leave that for another day.
Hi Sandy thanks you for your comments, it's always much appreciated. I was really lucky that the gate was open and I could get right under the trees.
I have added another church shot which I took yesterday at a country church, also showing early signs of spring. Thought it would fit in here rather than starting a new thread.
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