28 Mar 17 When we lived in Ballard we had a large forsythia bush in the very back of our yard which I really enjoyed as when it began to bloom I knew spring had arrived. Nothing has changed except that we don't have such a bush in our backyard here. As a part of the installation of our new Pastor yesterday we had a nice potluck dinner following and there were several bouquets decorating the fellowship area. One of them really caught my eye so I shanghaied it after the feast was over and brought home to shoot. Try as I might I failed to capture the real essence of the flowers making up the grouping which one of the congregational members has a flair for creating so I decided to concentrate on single species, in this case, you guessed it, a forsythia sprig. In my mind there were some distracting elements present so I removed them in this final presentation although one could argue that in so doing the flower loses a bit of its charter. In reality I could go either way. This presentation looks best very close up or at a distance of about 4 feet. Each distance gives a slightly different look.
The original was cropped quite a bit and a lot of material removed to leave just the forsythia. Nikon D300s; ISO 200; 1/50 sec @ f /13 on a tripod with the 200mm micro nikkor.
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