Fall Colors Bokeh – Zeiss 85mm Otus Wide Open on Sony A7R2

I am crazy about back lit maple leaves.  Actually any fall colors leaves.  I heard that back in the middle ages, churches told bible stories to parishioners using stained glass.  They would walk into the church agape at the lights and colors.  Its how I feel amongst the leaves, looking up.

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Photography Class – Thin Depth of Field or Bokeh Photography

My class focus this fall is bokeh or thin depth of field photography.  I will teach you in a 3 hour class how to best achieve subject isolation and background blur or bokeh.  We will explore lens selection, light, focus techniques and post processing to best achieve the soft bokeh look.  Please contact me at mike@mikereidphotography.com for details.bokeh photography classbokeh photography class

Skagit Tulips Macro Closeups in Nice Light

I found myself up north again..surprise…and they were starting to top the fields of tulips.  I went to my favorite field off of Best Road and it was half gone.  So I drove over to the “Barn Field” and set out there.  The light was especially golden so I found myself crouching with my favorite wide open prime.  Zeiss 50mm at 1.4

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Delicate Colors of Spring

Delicate Colors of Spring

More crocus blooms from the garden out front. Using my gardening kneepads helps me get low to these shots. Zeiss 50mm at f2. Seems to create a nice glow with the afternoon soft light. Aside from warming the white balance a bit, these are straight out of the camera.

Dahlia Season





Really for me this is an amazing time of the year. Dahlia blooms speak to everything I love about flowers: Brilliant colors, abundant blooms, incredible fade to cream bokeh. And there are two gardens here in town where they soar. I visited one last night at dusk.