Just one year ago, I stood on Hurricane Point looking north into Monterey Bay, admiring the white Cumulous clouds and the boulders offshore. I shot a wide angle landscape photo, so I could remember the beautiful scene.
A year later, I processed the same image in a new way to simplify the shapes and colors with a watercolor effect. What do you think?
The cool thing about a 15mm lens is that you can elevate your foreground subject to become the center of the universe. As the background blurs in the distance and rounds itself to represent the whole world, this single tulip in its brilliant pink hue and crisp focus dominates the scene, or if you will, the whole world.
This is one way to photograph hundreds of colorful tulips in bloom in Baltimore’s Sherwood Gardens. Scanning acres of tulips and azaleas, I found that one place to begin was on my knees with one tulip, just one.
Nikon D800, ISO 100, F 6.3 handheld at 1/400 second. Processed in Lightroom, Photoshop at Topaz Impression. April 2016