There is nothing like getting up close and personal. This week we were to fill the frame with our subject with no background. This cypress grows in our yard and each time the wind kicks up, the needles sway with the wind. So beautiful.
This week we were to create an image using manual mode only so we have complete control over the image and show our creativity. I used a 50mm macro lens on a Canon 70D using natural light.
This cypress bush is the only green plant in my yard at the moment and the way the branches just sway so gently when the wind blows makes this one of my favorite plants in the yard. f7.1, 1/30 sec. ISO 200 are the settings I used to create my exposure triangle.
This week, we try to harmonize the colors in an image. They should be complementary to each other or of opposite sides of the color wheel. You can read this article regarding color theory to get a better understanding of complementary colors.
For this image, I chose to mix the red backdrop I have set up with the green glass baubles that I had placed in a spoon. The colors are on opposite sides of the color wheel and complement each other nicely.
It’s close to winter when it comes time to cut down the vines. These late bloomers continue to show all its true colors, all the way down to its core. The buds just barely wanting to open and the vines show all the freshness of spring in the fall. Breathtaking.