I spent more time taking photos using a Visionn filter with my iPhone. I walked around the garden, but mostly the fuchsia photos turned out the best.
We are really enjoying our new house and yard (new to us in October). Since this is the first spring we have lived here, we are seeing what comes up and being very pleasantly surprised.
This clematis is just spectacular.
- Camera: Nikon D850
- Lens: Zeiss Milvus 50mm
- ISO 1000 1/100 sec f/10
Not only is this a high contrast image, but it’s in high contrast with the Peony photo posted two images prior. (see here) It’s also from the same plant. Pretty amazing what a difference it can make to change an image from color to high contrast B&W.
I really was struck by how sensual this image was. ’nuff said.
This is another image taken with my iPhone. There is a filter called “Ink” that is accessible (in newer phones) within the Messages app. I didn’t find it anywhere available in the Camera app. Not sure why, but I sent this image to myself and then it shows up in your photo catalog in Photos.
Moving into a new house in the fall, we were interested in seeing what would come up in the spring. We had several peony plants around the yard, too. But we were surprised when one of them was a yellow one. I’d never seen one before… quite nice.
- Lens: Nikkor 105mm Macro
- Camera: Nikon D850
- ISO 400 1/250 sec f/8
This is my view out my office window right now. (this wasn’t taken through the window)
The madrone in the background is dead, but the color of the trunk is still a nice reddish color that goes well with the stems of the rhododendron.
It’s a nice time of year in the woods here in the Pacific Northwest. The wild rhododendron are in bloom. (Washington’s state flower)
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Zeiss Milvus 50mm ISO 100 1/25 sec f/13
We have lilac blooming in the yard now. The smell carries on the breeze and makes mowing the lawn a treat.
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Nikkor 105mm Macro ISO 400 1/640 sec f/14
It was a little surprising to see paintbrush starting to bloom in mid-April. But the site was southwest facing and fairly open to the sun.
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: 80-400mm set at 400 ISO 800 1/400 sec f/7.1
Found this trillium just starting to open along the Elwha River Road washout bypass trail. It was a cloudy day and in the woods … so I had to bump up the ISO to get a high enough shutter speed to hand hold the camera with the 80-400mm zoom. The depth of field was not ideal, but the bloom is mostly sharp.
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: 80-400mm set at 300mm ISO 3200 1/1250 f/5.6
This Giant White Fawn Lily was growing alongside a trail in the lower Elwha Valley in the Olympic National Park. I was puzzled by identification at first. It looked like an avalanche lily, but that lily doesn’t have the mottled leaves. It also reminded me of a yellow fawn lily, but obviously, the color was wrong. A first flower for me… and a fairly rare one.
I was really delighted when I found it and wished I had carried my 100mm macro lens and a tripod. I used my 80-400mm zoom and stayed back and it worked out okay. I had to bump the ISO up to 3200 to get the shutter speed up high enough to avoid vibration and movement from the slight breeze… on a cloudy day.
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 300mm ISO 3200 1/1250 sec f/5.6