Soft Sempervivums


Lubbyman

Link Posted 06/07/2022 - 23:43
The collection of sempervivums (houseleeks) is going from strength to strength - 60+ varieties and too many plants to bother counting. Their geometric forms and pointed leaves suggest that photos should emphasise structure and sharpness. But feeling perverse, I wondered what the shallow DOF, soft approach I've been using recently for other plants and flowers would do for them. And here is what happens when a K3 with 20mm tube + FA77mm @f2.2 is pointed at a few sempervivums.

Thoughts, comments etc. welcome as usual.

1. Feldmair



2. Another Feldmair



3. Yet another Feldmair



4. Reinhardt



5. Rosie



6. Gulle Dame



Steve

LennyBloke

Link Posted 07/07/2022 - 07:59
Your comments about emphasising structure and sharpness are interesting Steve - and that would probably have been my approach but the softer look does suit these. Nicely done
LennyBloke

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 07/07/2022 - 19:43
Fascinating.
Be well, stay safe.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 11/07/2022 - 16:30
Thanks for looking, folks. I can't claim any credit for the 'short tube on a portrait lens' approach. Lennybloke showed what was possible with his pictures of garden plants and fruit. I was merely standing on the shoulders of a giant (and the lens and tubes were originally his, too ).

Steve
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