Sunday, December 21, 2008
Color, color, color…. For a fantastic splash of color, there is nothing like a trip to Duarte’s Poinsettias Nursery east of Ceres, California just before Christmas (mid-November on). They grow over sixty-thousand plants and 30 varieties and colors of poinsettias. I took this shot on an old Olympus Camedia C-4000 (4MB) point and shoot camera. The camera did most of the work; all I did was pick the subject and make sure what I saw, was something I liked. The control I had was the ISO (which I set to 100); the camera adjusted to 1/200 of a second at F2.8, and the focal length was at 68mm. No flash (there was plenty of light radiating through the overhead plastic panels). Nothing really technical here, just taking the time to find the grouping I wanted to take a photo of and getting close enough to capture the shot. Something so simple, yet so vibrant.