May 132012

Gardenfall №1
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Panasonic DMC-FZ40; f4.5 @ 1/125 sec, ISO 100 (handheld);
Focal length: 26.3mm (159mm EFL)

Gardenfall №1
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Panasonic DMC-FZ40; f4 @ 1/125sec, ISO 100 (handheld);
Focal length: 23.8mm (144mm EFL)

Just the other day…I had great fun at our local garden center. These images were photographed through a “wall of water” fountain, capturing flowers in the background. There’s no manipulation involved, other than typical enhancement of the RAW file during post-processing.

At a price of $1,900 we won’t be buying one of those fountains! But maybe I can rig a hose on a storm window in our own garden… 🙂

  5 Responses to “Gardenfalls”

  1. Garden hose and storm window ought to make a nice water wall to see through. These images are so – fluid – for lack of a better word, lol. I love the bands of colors in them – and darned if I can pick which one I like better!

    • I did have fun setting up a rig in our backyard today, and getting a feel for how it can work. Took some test shots and setup shots, and will post if anything comes of it!

  2. Hi April

    Really well spotted and a good selection of shutter speed, leaving just enough detail and colour. Really nice work , landscape is my favourite.


    • Thank you, Alan. Your mention of the effect of shutter speed is spot on. I played with several as it became clear even 1/2 stop had a big impact on results.

  3. Now you know where the Aqua in the german word “Aquarell” (watercolor) comes from…!


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