There were many hoverflies visiting my Purple Loosestrife today, it seemed to be very popular. I was taking photos and seem to have unintentionally captured the hoverflies in romantic soft focus. This was mainly because it was quite cloudy so I had my aperture very wide, leading to this very shallow depth of field. I…… Continue reading Unintentionally Romantic Hoverflies
I had an idea to take some soft focus photos of my cornflowers today. I’m not entirely sure whether these are good or bad. I do love the blue. Can soft focus go too soft? These are my favourites…
I spotted this Ladybird yesterday in the back garden and thought I’d grab a couple of shots. I love how this came out so dreamy 🙂
The Rhododendrons are all coming out now. I decided to go for a very narrow depth of field in this photo, and focused on the stamens in this flower, so the petals are lovely and soft 🙂
On a walk yesterday I took yet more photos of the Crocuses. I like how this one has come out so soft, yet is focused on the petals where I wanted it to be. I noticed later while processing, that there is a little creature in the top right of the photo – perhaps a…… Continue reading Soft Yellow
This photo was a mistake. At the weekend I was taking close-ups of my orchid with long exposures as I was indoors and there wasn’t much light. I was changing apertures about and generally fiddling, and so I ended up with several shots that went entirely wrong. This is one of them. However … when…… Continue reading Accidentally Dreamy
This flower may rate as one of the most difficult to photograph in my opinion. It’s white, and it’s tiny and both those things combined make it rather tricky to get a good shot. These two are the best of my attempts. In the end I actively went for a soft gentle glow, rather than trying…… Continue reading Gypsophila
We found a lovely patch of snowdrops. None of these photos are particularly well focused as it was pretty tough getting low enough to the ground without getting covered in mud, but I still like them anyway. It kind of works with a soft focus I think.