Friday, May 19, 2006

Blurry, but Good?

I took this picture in the middle of a very sunny day while in Oregon this week. While the conditions were not exactly ideal, this peony (I think that's what it was) had just been watered and I liked the way the beads of water looked on the flower pedals. The photo didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, but I thought I would share it with you anyway.

I didn't have my tripod with me, so I wasn't able to get the exposure I wanted. I would have liked to have more of the subject in focus, but, as we have previously discussed, my camera can't do it. I sharpened it in order to compensate. The dimensions of the crop are perhaps a bit odd, but I wanted to crop out any distractions such as leaves and the background.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 6mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO 50


Blogger Timmybomb said...

This turned out even more blurry after I uploaded it. Bummer.

11:48 AM, May 19, 2006  
Blogger Palak Chokshi said...

nice macro.. would have loved to see the whole flower with the droplets...

12:28 PM, May 19, 2006  
Blogger Jessica said...

Tim, overall I'd say you've got some serious skills.

2:15 PM, May 19, 2006  
Blogger Nicola said...

Great crop and nice job with the close-up! Love the water drops!

3:39 PM, May 19, 2006  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

really great shot tim - i dont usually like flower shots too much - but this is great - its different and very original in its crop etc.

4:11 PM, May 19, 2006  
Anonymous Phil said...

This is really nice - it does look a little blurry, but there's still plenty of detail in the petals, and the water droplets are a nice touch.

4:42 PM, May 19, 2006  
Anonymous unklrbrt said...

Hi timmybomb,

Are you home yet?

Just wanted to tell you I wrote you a little note about yesterdays photo.

I think this shot needed a tripod. FP thinks you should have a tripod fastened to your camera at all times. Maybe if we welded the bulky thing to our cameras, we would take better pictures - that's if we ever took the contraption anywhere!



6:03 PM, May 19, 2006  
Blogger siege2050 said...

I dont think its blurry. Look at the clarity of the droplets.

6:44 PM, May 19, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

I think this is a very creative shot, well executed. Lovely red color. I once heard someone say "If it's red, shoot it!"

6:58 PM, May 19, 2006  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

I happen to think it's really nice too. I love the richness of the red. The water droplets are really nice too, as is the texture of the petals. I don't think it looks too blurry at all. Nice job!

10:44 PM, May 19, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Yes Timmy : Blurry but good!
Especially good because it looks much better on the black backgound of the blog which gives the illusion of a satrong contrast which is why it turns out to look so vivid and pleasing.GREAT GREAT SHOT!

11:04 PM, May 19, 2006  
Anonymous MrC said...

water droplets = good

love the different shades of the rich red

4:32 AM, May 20, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

It's not all blurry. You have a lot of sharpness in the centermost drops. It works with the red. Excellent. P.S. Isn't red hard to get sharp in bad lighting conditions? Doesn't it take a lot of data to record the Red channel? Anywyay, thinking out loud. Cheers, Brent

5:17 PM, May 20, 2006  
Blogger jj said...

brilliant! so nice.

7:55 AM, May 21, 2006  
Anonymous Emr√© said...

Lovely shot. Timmy, increase quality % of your jpeg to reduce blur, and I notice blow outs over the drops. Flash?

11:42 AM, May 21, 2006  

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