The first from a series I will be publishing from my recent trip to Spain in September.
Here I have published two images that are almost identical apart from a subtle difference in focal points. These were both shot handheld @ f2.8, so have a depth of field of just a few millimetres. There was a slight breeze that caused the flower to sway slightly helping to create two distinctly strong images for the same subject.
For “Light Falls Gently” (bottom) (not currently available for sale) the focal point brings the front petals and stalk into focus. This really emphasizes how the light, which was getting close to sunset was falling and you can really pick out the subtle details in the stalk.
“Dreamy Texture (top) takes a slight twist by changing the the focal point to bring the stamen and the petals at the rear of the flower into focus. Every thing else falls away into a dreamy bokeh.
In both images the petals are an incredibly vibrant and rich purple which is set off by the fairly simple background of greens. In both images I’ve applied a slight vignette to help draw the viewers attention to the flower.