Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 135mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec, ISO 400
Today’s message is very simple: “If it is RED … Shoot!” So I did.
Lesson Learned: The image is not as sharp as I want it to be due to the low shutter speed. I had a lot of room to increase the ISO sensitivity. I just was not paying attention. When I am walking around doing “hand-held” shooting, I fall back to shooting “snap-shots” instead of taking my time to optimize the image. Take my time!!!!
Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 41mm, f/6.4, 1/800 sec, ISO 1600
Henry P. Leu Gardens are covered with huge ancient southern wild oaks with Spanish moss hanging loosely from their branches. It was like I imagined an old Southern Garden to be like. High in the trees the moss looked like fluffy cotton balls. Up close the moss is very structured. I took the opportunity to add a little impressionistic water color feeling to the image using Topaz Impression.
Below is a close-up of the Spanish Moss. It looks like it would be rough to the feel, but it is actually very soft. I guess that it was used as bedding in the past.
Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 56mm, f/22, 6 secs, ISO 250
I rounded a corner and saw a massive wall of bamboo. It was just waiting there for someone to take a vertical pan. So I did…
Most of the time I use pans and moving multiple exposures to get my creative juices flowing. They break up moments where I become transfixed just searching for an image to capture rather than waiting for an image to come to me. This time the pan just appeared. I did not even take a normal image.
Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 110mm, f/8.0, 1/120 sec, ISO 400
Walking through parts of Henry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando was almost like walking through a tropical rain forest. Light filtering through the various palms provide multiple opportunities to capture interesting backlight images. Huge palm leaves were like huge fans waving in the gentle afternoon breeze. I love wandering along garden paths looking up, down, and everywhere. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.