Saturday, July 12, 2014
“Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.” ~ Andrew Marvell
SOOC, uncropped, flash didn't fire, manual mode, 35mm lens, crepe myrtle tree in our backyard
Although I never shoot in "Auto" mode, I favor "Manual" mode. Big "M" gives me complete control of shutter speed and aperture; and the camera doesn't do any of the work for me. I photographed this yesterday and had to stand on my tiptoes to get this shot. There are a few hot pink, velour crepe myrtles on the tree, but I intentionally excluded them because I liked the appearance of this branch with the green leaves and buds.
Tomorrow is the final day of Judy's (aka fotoeffects) "Alphabet Shapes" challenge. I am ready to see all of the grand finale interpretations of the 26th letter of the alphabet; are you? Look out "Z" - here we come!!!
Have a safe and fun weekend.
(photo taken 7/11/2014)