Nature Photography – Whisper

A friend of mine looking to buy his first DSLR asked me some interesting questions last week as he looked through my Flickr Photostream and blog. He was curious how I decided what subjects to shoot, which images to post and what type of post capture processing to use. Its kind of funny but I really couldn’t answer his questions, at least not in any sort of technical way.

Take this image for example. When I approached these flowers it was a breezy spring afternoon and there was no one else around. All I could hear was the wind gently whispering through the trees and flowers. Its that “feeling” of quiet that I wanted this image to capture. When I look at this image, it brings back the memory of that moment and I can almost smell the sweet, light fragrance of these beautiful flowers again.


Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 50D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM hand-held. The exposure was taken at 105mm, f/5.6 for 1/60th of a second at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 using Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro plug-in for Lightroom. Click on the image above for a larger version.

5 thoughts on “Nature Photography – Whisper

  1. Agreed. I was looking for something to photograph the other day. Not just any subject. Something pleasing to the eye, interesting enough to make me want to see it again, and something that allows me to describe the captured moment.
    I found it…in a leaf, of all things. 🙂 Sometimes it’s just simple stuff that turns a nice photo into a great one.

  2. I understand exactly what you mean. On a technical note, I love the detail in the sharp petal. That is an interesting flower.

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