Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 52

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/cache.php on line 36

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/cache.php on line 389

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 556

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/classes.php on line 678

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/query.php on line 21

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/banner6/public_html/wp-includes/theme.php on line 507
sprig to twig » Blog Archive » white flower photos

white flower photos

I just discovered a great resource to share: Greenpix goes into all of the issues of photography without wading so deep into the arcana that struggling would-be picture takers like me get lost. His latest post opens the floor to questions. Mine is: how the heck can I take a decent picture of white flowers? You may have noticed my frustration in this department. Several of the shots in recent posts (the Romneya coulteri, the ‘Casa Blancas’) were taken in bright daylight, so I thought once an overcast day came along, I would be home free.

whtgoose.jpg

Not so, and here are a couple of pix to prove it.

whtyarr.jpg

It’s almost as if the white burns out all detail. I know many of you have great success at this, because I have seen terrific shots on several of your blogs. Your input is always extremely helpful, and as soon as I hear from Greenpix on the subject, I will share it here. In the meantime, if you have posers of your own when it comes to photography, you might want to pop on over there and poke around.

5 Responses to “white flower photos”

  1. Mike (greenpix) Says:

    Hey Ricki,

    I’ve got a good (and easy) solution for you, but I want to take a few sample shots to illustrate my point. I’ll include both your original question and the fix in an upcoming post.

    Mike

  2. Jane/MulchMaid Says:

    I’ll watch for answers here, as I def have the same problem. I just avoid them, usually.

  3. ricki Says:

    Mike~That will be swell, and I will follow up here as well.

    Jane~I have so many whites that they are hard to avoid. When Mike comes through, maybe we will no longer feel the need.

  4. Grace Says:

    Do you ever edit your photos in MS Picture Manager? You can fiddle with the brights and do all kinds of fun edits. Picasa also has a fabulous free downloadable picture editor that allows you to straighten horizons among other things. I wouldn’t be without these fine tools. I also lower the aperture on my camera to get better shots of bright things. It’s best to photograph on a cloudy day but even then it can to be too bright for the whites so turning the aperture down then editing makes all the difference. Sometimes I still end up deleting the photo but it’s so much fun to play around with I don’t mind. Now the expert will probably say something completely different. LOL

  5. ricki Says:

    Grace~Wouldn’t you know that just when I am getting all this great advice I seem to have misplaced my camera’s users’ manual. It really is fun to experiment. I use Photoshop and PhotoBase to fiddle around with shots after the fact, but am really trying to learn how to get the best possible use out of my camera. In the past, just as I was getting to feel comfy with a camera, it would break or I would lose it. TRYING to be very careful with this one, but when in the thrall of a garden, it’s easy to be distracted.

Leave a Reply