Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ninety Six Pictures


"My Favorite?"
Walther Field
Odessa, Texas


Ninety-six. That's how many pictures I took of this one plant. In digital photography there is no penalty for taking as many pictures as you'd like. Your only limit is time, and well, continued interest.

I frequently take great interest in one thing, in this case one tuft of flowers so small that the yellow heads are about the size of your pinkie fingernail.

I think I'm going after its perfect portrait, representing how I saw it that day. And perhaps that day only. Time stands still for me when I'm in that particular groove.

Photo Hint: I only clicked the shutter 32 times. I've set my camera to "auto bracket" where it takes three quick shots at different exposure settings. I select a slight bracket (1/3). Doing this helps with focus, especially during macro shooting when the smallest movement -- yours or the subject's -- can cause a blur.

Here's a sampling of those ninety-six shots.

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7 comments:

Irene said...

See, that makes you a good photographer. You were willing to take 96 shots to get the best one. That is dedication. I need that.

Bobbie said...

I know that feeling well. You are in the zone and nothing else exists for that moment. I love these shots and that adoration shows in your pictures.

Bev said...

With these myriad shots you make us feel as though we are in that field with you, surrounded by the flowers.

I particularly like the flowers which appear suspended in space, magically staying up by themselves without stalks. I think this must be owing to the focus effect.

-K- said...

And this one might even be better than the one you posted yesterday.

John said...

sensational stuff - inspirational in fact!

burr said...

super cool ... have you ever made tea from this plant...it has a good (but distinctive) taste!

Joy Logan said...

What a great shot!Love this flower one of all.