A cone flower from our garden after the first snowfall of the season. I was out shoveling snow off of the sidewalk when I noticed these flower, well past their prime but still beautiful as always. I ran into the house and grabbed my camera and made a few images.
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I shot this at f/1.8 which in hindsight I think was an error - there is the OOF ‘glow’ that I’m not quite sure that I like. I think that I should have gone with maybe f/2.8…
This image says, “Less is more.” You capture the impact of the snow well. I am OK with the glow, although It emphasizes the flower as the main subject rather than the overall weather conditions. Perhaps this is your vision. Nice image.
Tom, your coneflower was clearly caught by surprise in this storm, since it looks to have been in full bloom. As a detail “nut”, I’d like to see the petals, clump of snow in the middle and the front of the seeds sharp, but that’s my vision, not necessarily yours.