Doris King  

Creeping Myrtle by Doris King

March 2023 - Creeping Myrtle

About the Image(s)

First signs of Spring. Taken while out and about last week with my Sony ZV-E10.

This plant caught my eye growing out of a stone wall.

Processed in Lightroom. Settings: ISO 320 f 5.6. 1/200 sec

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5 comments posted

Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Hi Doris,
Wellcome to the group!
I enjoy the context that you've provided because it adds interest for me. Also, I find the reduced saturation pleasing. Seeing the Creeping Myrtle pushing through the crevice among the rocks does suggest signs of spring to me!

The sprigs at the left seem to draw my eye away from the blooms. I'd like to see more textures in this image that might be revealed with a narrower aperture.   Posted: 03/18/2023 15:02:57
Doris King   Doris King
Thank you Charissa for your feedback. It means a lot to me.   Posted: 03/19/2023 15:39:54

Kate Byrne   Kate Byrne
Yes, Doris, welcome. I like this shot very much. Like the color variations between the bright colors in the Myrtle and the subdued rocks. I disagree with Charissa about the sprig to the left, as the tiny new-growth bud and the vine along side it contain a lot of interesting detail.   Posted: 03/19/2023 08:11:16
Doris King   Doris King
Thank you Kate. It's good to have various opinions.   Posted: 03/19/2023 15:41:20

James Silliman   James Silliman
Doris, It is obvious you and I are ready for Spring. I like your Creeping Myrtle making its appearance from the cold confines of the rocky crevasse. Two suggestions, the first is pretty obvious. I have included a cropped version of your image. The second has to do with DOF. Decreasing your aperture will sharpen the rocks at the base of the flower stems. This may require a longer exposure with might in turn, require a tripod. Otherwise, a very nice image. Thank you for your submission.   Posted: 03/20/2023 19:57:29
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