No spring landscape series would be complete without a field of bluebonnets enhanced by some very narrow depth of field. It’s a “classic” shot and very simple to pull off. All you need is wide open aperture which provides very narrow DOF, a very fast shutter speed to stop the flower’s movement and a circular polarizer to saturate the beautiful colors.

Just a typical spring afternoon in the Texas Hill Country.

Field of Bluebonnets

Field of Bluebonnets – Llano, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens hand-held. The exposure was taken at 116mm, f/5 for 1/800th of a second at ISO 200 using a Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer filter. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.