Something a little different

Flowers with filter

I had a friend share a photo or two that he took with his iPhone using a filter that was fairly well hidden in the depths of the iOS. I started playing with that and he suggested another app (Visionn) that I used to take this image of a bouquet.

This is totally different than what I have been working on, but I found it a lot of fun. More on this later …

Lost Banana Process

Bronze Banana

I spent some time at the Pratt Fine Art Foundry and I really enjoyed it. But I was drawn to the technical aspects of pouring bronze and the challenge of the “post production” work. There were times when I was just wanting to take natural objects and see what happened when you used the investment casting process. That process was typically known as “lost wax” due to the use of wax models that evaporate during the time in the kiln. One particular failure was the “lost fish process” when I tried to make a cast of a rainbow trout. There were comments that the neighborhood cats where all hanging around … but the bones all ended up in the bottom of the bronze and were just a mess.

The lost banana was much more successful.

  • Camera: Nikon D850-
  • Lens: Nikkor 58mm
  • ISO 100 2 sec f/16

Peony

Peony

We were concerned about having peony in the yard. They are notorious for attracting ants and we had an invasion of the little critters recently. But they are sure a showy bloom. I haven’t seen this variety before … and they seem to be very short lived, compared to my experience with the more typical variety.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 105mm Macro
  • ISO 200 1/200 sec f/16

Salmonberry

Salmonberry by Allan J Jones Photography
Salmonberry

From flowers to berries… This was one of the first salmon berries that was showing color. I didn’t try this one, but I did have one from a bush nearby and it was still very sour. Still be maybe a couple weeks before they get sweet enough. Growing right along a main path in plain view, I bet it doesn’t last long enough to get sweet.

  • Camera: iPhone X
  • Back lens: 6mm
  • ISO 50 1/80 sec f/2.4

Calla Lily

Calla Lily by Allan J Jones Photography
Calla Lily

These lilies are growing in my yard. I was walking around the yard with my camera and took quite a few of this plant. I liked the way this one looks with a lot of the detail de-emphasized. It actually has a lot of texture, but I set the new Lightroom texture slider all the way down to the low extreme and really liked the effect.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 105mm Macro
  • ISO 200 1/640 sec f/14

Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Poker by Allan J Jones Photography
Red Hot Poker

Latin name of this is Kniphofia … but everyone that I know calls them Red Hot Pokers. This is the first time that I have had one growing in my yard. They are sure a lot different than most of the rest of the flowers in the yard.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 105mm Macro
  • ISO 200 1/320 sec f/11

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