Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Flowers Fiesta

Hope your Thanksgiving was great.

A friend sent this bouquet of flowers to us. Rose made it the centerpiece in our Thanksgiving table. In these days of instagram and iphone camera, the normative is to take a picture of one's centerpiece. So naturally being the photographer at home, I was requested to take a picture of this. I don't do well with this style of photography but after looking at the result I think I did a pretty darn neat job.

Truth be known, I probably wanted this shot to botch as I felt I was just going through the motion. That's code word for boring subject. Well, at least that's what was going on in my mind as I was evaluating the appropriate composition. The ambient lighting was bad, and I just couldn't get a grasp at what a good composition would be. So instead of using my 5D, I opted for the Fujifilm Finepix x100 Point and Shoot. But the camera delivered a wonderful bokeh of blurry effect and sharpness on the right areas. Never underestimate a Point and Shoot.

In the end, contrary to my instinct -- it came out okay.

Enjoy your day.

© 2012 Rob Castro