2021—Welcome Spring

Today is the first day of spring and I welcome spring with open arms. It rained yesterday so I plucked a sprig of freesia, my favorite spring flower, and photographed it and its raindrops with the Nikon Z6II and my 105mm macro lens using the #18 Graphite picture control setting. This is a pure white freesia which lent itself perfectly to the Graphite picture control. It creates subtle shading in the veins of the petals and the raindrops. This shot is similar to the “Flowers of the Pandemic” photographs that I have taken over the past year, but instead of focus stacking several images together and using flash in a darkened room, I took a single 13 second exposure at f/40 using natural window light.