Petal to the meddle

It’s beginning to look like spring around the Philly area 1. It’s a welcome relief from our extended winter 2, but it’s brought on the sudden onslaught of allergies. So spring has arrived, and I’m grumpy because of it 3.

But even in my grouchiest moods I have the instinct to seek out beauty. So when my wife purchased some hydrangeas to use as centerpieces for an upcoming party I reached for my camera. The Sun had migrated to the other side of our house, but the light pouring in through our dining room windows bathed the plants in a nice even light, which fell off to some gorgeous shadows opposite the window. I desired to capture some of the texture the petals boasted, which was no easy task considering I don’t have a true macro lens for my G7 4. I didn’t get as close as I might have liked, but I do like how the photos turned out. My favorite is below.

A blue hydrangea
Panasonic G7 with 25mm lens • ISO 200 • ƒ/1.7 • 1/80 sec

  1. Though it is not quite feeling like spring just yet, that’ll come later in the week. 
  2. For a given value of “winter.” For Philly, this was bad, my friends from colder climates would say we are whining. 
  3. I am nothing if not a series of egregious contradictions. 
  4. And I wanted to go sans adapter. 

One Comment

  1. Peg horton says:

    The way you know it’s spring, is how funky you feel.Do you feel like you are coming down with a cold and how much you feel like just craw in somewhere till it’s over.peg

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