Margaret Sprott, APSA  

SINGE TRILLIUM by Margaret Sprott, APSA


About the Image(s)

We went for a walk on 4/10/2021 about 3 PM along a Rails to Trails path specifically to find the trilliums. There are usually white and purple blossoms but that day we only saw one white one. I was using my Nikon 5300 with a Tamron 18-400mm lens at 400mm. I shot it at /160 sec. at f/10 and ISO of 500. I did the usual LR post procession and then took it to PS to try to burn in the bright areas in the lower left and upper right.
I liked this one when I took it (and still do) but I now think I may have gotten some others I might also like after doing a little processing.

9 comments posted

Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Margaret, the combination of colors in your photo is wonderful. I really like the composition with the flower framed by the white tree bark. To me, the whole photo is beautiful. The only thing that caught my eye is the leaf that is toward the lower left. It looks like the edge of the leaf disappears into the tree branch. I wondered if it just happened that way or if it was due to photoshopping.   Posted: 06/02/2021 17:53:13
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
That was all natural (and I did not notice it) because I did not do any photoshopping except burning those 2 corners.   Posted: 06/03/2021 14:22:52

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Margaret, I really like the flower and the leaves. The clarity and the combination are striking. I find the tree to be distracting. What if you cropped in and got rid of the tree altogether?   Posted: 06/03/2021 11:47:38
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I guess I'll have to try that. I liked the trees but did not notice that they were not really sharp. But I still like the way the tree frames the flower. Thanks for the idea though.   Posted: 06/03/2021 14:25:20

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I, too found the tree a bit overpowering so I just cropped it enough to keep the "frame" effect but not distract from the flower which is the main subject You might even try reducing the brightness of the tree to see if that's more pleasing   Posted: 06/14/2021 20:03:50
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Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I think it is. Thanks!   Posted: 06/14/2021 21:01:58

Nilmini De Silva   Nilmini De Silva
I really loved the clarity of the flower and the colours Margaret. I've never seen a flower like this before. I agree that a bit of a crop helps the image but I do like how the tree frames it.   Posted: 06/15/2021 03:04:46
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Thanks. They grow wild in the spring and are protected so you can't cut or transplant them. We've tried buying some to plant but did not have any luck even though we thought the soil and climate was the same - our house is about 10 miles from where I took this. They also come in white but none of them were blooming the day I went to this place.   Posted: 06/15/2021 07:30:52

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Lovely color for this Trillium! I agree with all the others about the trees being out of focus and love Bev's crop. Nice!!!   Posted: 06/15/2021 12:12:31


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