Thursday, May 20, 2010

depth of life

This week's "You Capture" assignment is depth of field. I'm kind of stuck on photographing the emerging spring, so bear with me.

I love the watercolor detail of these little blue flowers, in focus or unfocused.

And the way the light turns the viburnum buds in the background into little beads of pink.

The fern leaves unfurling into the distance.

And ajuga abstracted.

As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "it's not the length of life, but the depth of life."

Or depth of field. :)

Happy Thursday!

15 comments:

  1. oh, these came out great! Love the top one. Did you have to play with these much after you took them?

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  2. Holy wow. You think these suck? I think these are outstanding. Lovely as can be. So nice to visit today and see this loveliness!

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  3. Oh my these are so lovely. The first photo is just amazing with that sweet blue and wonderful DOF. Spring is in the air.

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  4. I love the first shot! Beautiful!

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  5. I love the first one, too!

    Lovely.

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  6. These are amazing shots but the 2nd is my fav or maybe the last one I can't decide....

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  7. yes, that first shot looks like a painting. And the second two are so neat, especially the one on the right!

    And you made me miss my Ajuga. I used to have a lot in a flower bed at our old house. It was SO pretty when it bloomed!

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  8. Yes, it is the depth of life. I believe this means I should close this laptop. I like the image that looks like pink and green stems--very nice.

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  9. LOVE the ajuga photo - very dreamy!

    xo Erin

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  10. Jade @ Tasting GraceMay 20, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    Oh wow, I really love that first and last one! Both look so painterly! They're gorgeous.

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  11. These are stunning. Great job. I LOVE the second one...so pretty!

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  12. Wow! You rocked this assignment. Beautiful photos. I too love the beads of pink on the viburnum.

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