Hindsight is Not Helpful

There are times when I could just kick myself! This is one of those. When we were on our big trip this past summer we went to the New York Botanical Gardens because there was an O’Keeffe exhibit there of her work from her Hawaii trip. Just outside the exhibit I shot this image.


I should have used my Rebel. Perhaps, then, I could have made a print that was large enough to share with my photo review group tomorrow. I’ve done all I could to make it presentable and, sadly, it just won’t work. In hindsight I wish I’d bothered to take the time with my good camera!

Hindsight is, as I wrote above, not at all helpful.

Still, it’s a cool image. Similar to the image I posted earlier, I could print it in card size, I’m guessing.

At the Botanical Garden in New York, 8.5.18

Too Soft?

Sometimes I think I’ve got a shot and I get home and find I missed it because I didn’t manage to get the focus quite right. That can happen a lot with macrophotography. It’s one reason I shoot a ton of images just to get one shot. A bit of a breeze makes for a missed shot. A bit of a movement on my part does as well since I shoot handheld on these walks of mine.

So when is soft too soft? In this instance I think this is too soft to work for a large print. A smaller image or perhaps a small card should work, and if I do a series of Osteospermum I just might include this. I printed a 12×18 image, thinking I might share it at our photo review meeting tomorrow, but I just don’t think I can. Oh well … the flower is long gone now, so another attempt can’t be made.

And I still think this is pretty, despite the softness.

(I should note that the images I share here are NOT shown at the highest quality, so if you enlarge it you will certainly not like the image as it will probably appear pixilated. I do this in order to try and avoid having images stolen … on the off chance some bot or something does that sort of thing. I know readers here wouldn’t think of doing that!)

Shy Osteospermum, 2.12.18