Thursday, February 21, 2008

Whorls

I took my camera for a little spin at lunch time and got shots of some of the roses growing down the street from my office. I cranked the lens aperture open as far as it would go (in this case F1.8) to get as shallow a depth of field as possible, to give the soft dreamy quality.

If all you heard was blah blah, don't worry about the technical stuff. Just enjoy the pretties!

Whorls

Unfolding

I'm really pleased with the results. I hope you like them!

10 comments:

Dave said...

Blah, blah, blah ... purty!!

Michael said...

Whee! They were good on my crappy laptop monitor at home, but here at work (where I work, ostensibly) they are awesome. Beauty, eh?

Kenyo said...

Beautiful. Why don't you pursue photography professionally? You are really good at it.

The Other Andrew said...

Hey chaps, thanks! You know how I love validation, right? :)

Kenyo, I like the photography side of things, I'm just not sure I want the business side. Too many years of teaching bookkeeping to the owners of small businesses I think. Seeing what a struggle it is for most.

freakgirl said...

Really, unbelievably good.

What about selling some as stock photography, just for some extra cash?

The Other Andrew said...

I should consider that! The other thing I could consider is maybe using cafepress (or such) to make some cards or something...

thombeau said...

Flowers are cosmic. These pics are lovely!

freakgirl said...

Or self-publish a photo book; it's easy online. Your photos of local color are just so lovely.

Come to America and teach me how to use my camera.

yani said...

Actually the stock photo idea is a pretty good one... I'm sure you have about a trillion different shots that would make good stock.

Great DOF btw... now all we need to do is find you a copy of Photoshop ;)

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks kind sir!