Seems like things are wrapping up along Azalea row in the Arboretum. I wandered down there last night to find some peace and color. These brilliant orange blooms really stood out. Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 and Canon 5D2
I used to use my Canon 14mm lens for listing shots but found the shots were almost too wide and distorted. I really like the width of the Zeiss 21mm. Great compositions but not distorting reality too much.
Visited Baker Lake again this morning to look for Mount Baker reflections. Left at 445am. Found many bear tracks, a few geese and a couple of nice reflections. Really mean to go back again earlier for sunrise reflections but the whole leaving at 3am thing seems to conspire against me.
The water level is a lot higher now with snow meltoff which is a plus for reflections. Now If I can just throw myself out of bed earlier…
Seriously…walking through the Arboretum. All the various scents. That and a warm dusk evening with cool breezes. I decided to take out my Zeiss 100mm makro planar instead of my other usual flower lenses.
So I mostly use my 21mm lens to help an agent friend out with his listing photos. Last week he called to tell me he had a condo coming on. Could I help? Absolutely. I like shooting real estate without flash, instead using bracketed exposures merged in Lightroom Enfuse.
Realizing that Rhododendrons were in bloom in my own garden, I headed down to the Seattle Arboretum to see what was happening. A lot of color! Many species were in bloom and others were just starting. Because I tend to like to photography flowers backlit, I wear bright colors and move slowly so when I come out from a group of blooms, no one gets startled. Still happens though…