Walter Naumann  

Valle Verde by Walter Naumann

May 2020 - Valle Verde

May 2020 - Walter Naumann


About the Image(s)

I have been taking more photos where I live since I am still confined here to protect from the Covid-19. I have lots of conventional flower images but this one is different.

Valle Verde, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Camera Canon EOS 5DS R, Lens Canon EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM 135mm, f/22, 1/350 sec. ISO 800, Hand held. Lightroom Develop crop and sliders.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
Walter, Confinement makes taking photos challenging! I think you did the best with the image you captured. I am wondering what the view of the flowers would have been had you walked around them. Was there any way to avoid the street scene, such as by having your back towards the car?   Posted: 05/18/2020 10:55:44

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Beautiful. I liked your composition. The sharp flower buds and blurred green background compliments nicely. Your trimming is good. May be, you can trim 3 to 5 pixels from bottom to avoid the traces of the path. Good work during social distancing and isolation.   Posted: 05/19/2020 13:38:17

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
Dear Walter and all other members of the group! I wish you all to have good luck passing the Covid-19 epidemic. I believe it's much more difficult if you have president, that doesn't care. Here in Slovenia we have just 1 or 2 new diseased every day, but we must still take care. During restrictions we still had possibility to go out on fresh air inside the community and also take some photos. If you are confined, you really don't have many possibilities.

With the respect to conditions you have captured good photo. It's sharp enough and good lighted with blurred background.

  Posted: 05/19/2020 14:12:54

Kathleen Sims   Kathleen Sims
Great shot from a unusual perspective. Adding a boarder will remove the sidewalk that Mohanan caught. I especially like the different stages of bloom. No other changes are needed.   Posted: 05/20/2020 07:04:11

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Thanks for the positive comments on my marginal photo. I didn't notice the grey line at the bottom.   Posted: 05/20/2020 09:09:19
Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
Neither did I! We Californians will be able to unsheltered at the end of the month, so there will be other opportunities for photos. Perhaps you'll get a great bird image Walter.   Posted: 05/20/2020 22:07:54

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
These are trying times in America where, as Bogdan wrote, we have a President who doesn't care. It's tragic, the number of people who are dying because of him. Given that it's unsafe to go beyond our immediate area, you have found nice plantings to photograph.

I'm wondering why you chose f/22 for your f-stop. If you had used something wider than f/8, you could have gotten sharper flowers after cropping drastically, with a lower ISO and higher shutter speed to make up for the slight camera shake with your telephoto lens.
  Posted: 05/23/2020 16:17:19

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann

Thanks for the tips.

As is the left stems are slightly blurred from depth of field while the right ones are one pixel sharp showing no evidence of camera shake. A larger aperture would have blurred the left stems more, a negative, but would have blurred the background more, a positive. It would have enabled a lower ISO to reduced the noise that is excessive. A different camera position would reduce the depth of field limit. Good suggestions.   Posted: 05/23/2020 23:45:26