Denise Goldberg's blog

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


Sunday morning I was alone in the garden with my camera. Alone, sitting on the ground next to the flower beds, playing.

Sometimes I want a flower photo with one or two blooms isolated, and sometimes I want more sharpness in the overall photo. I usually choose one or the other as I am shooting, but this time I decided I wanted both variations using the same set of beautiful tulips. For anyone who is curious (and who hasn't already guessed!), the first photo was shot at f/2.5, and the second at f/16. There's a bit of a difference, isn't there?

f/2.5, tulips

f/16, tulips