Daily Image - Jul 2016 Archive - sonofjohan
26 Jul 16.	My B&W efforts for today failed so I'm going with a straight version of the subject. The lavender farm that I love for poppy shots was as I mentioned yesterday a great disappointment in that all the poppies were long deflowered, but the seed pods were in excellent shape. Only there weren't very many to work with, so the normal opportunities of having them abundant throughout the fields were missing leaving only a few of the pods along side a couple out buildings. This grouping of roughly a dozen were near a display building that looks as though it hasn't received any attention in about a decade. They are growing next to a birdhouse that sits behind a decorative windmill which, if you catch it during the full bloom of the poppies, is generally very attractive. On this trip all that remained were the seed heads (pods.) You could crop off the bottom half of this shot right at the juncture of the two pods and base of the bird house on the lower right and have another image that just features the pods, but I felt that the bottom with the leaves provides a more complete representation of how things looked. If you wait until the stems and pods are mostly brown before cutting them off near the base of the plant you can make a nice rattle.

This is pretty much straight out of the camera. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority;  ISO 200; 1/400 sec @ f / 9.

26 Jul 16. My B&W efforts for today failed so I'm going with a straight version of the subject. The lavender farm that I love for poppy shots was as I mentioned yesterday a great disappointment in that all the poppies were long deflowered, but the seed pods were in excellent shape. Only there weren't very many to work with, so the normal opportunities of having them abundant throughout the fields were missing leaving only a few of the pods along side a couple out buildings. This grouping of roughly a dozen were near a display building that looks as though it hasn't received any attention in about a decade. They are growing next to a birdhouse that sits behind a decorative windmill which, if you catch it during the full bloom of the poppies, is generally very attractive. On this trip all that remained were the seed heads (pods.) You could crop off the bottom half of this shot right at the juncture of the two pods and base of the bird house on the lower right and have another image that just features the pods, but I felt that the bottom with the leaves provides a more complete representation of how things looked. If you wait until the stems and pods are mostly brown before cutting them off near the base of the plant you can make a nice rattle.

This is pretty much straight out of the camera. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/400 sec @ f / 9.

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