Another abstract, and another flower
photographed in the grounds of St. Peters and St. Pauls church
in Fareham, on a cold morning in January 2018.
church grounds here are very good in the month of January,
with beautiful Heathers, Crocuses and Snowdrops often in
abundance. Having said that the crocuses weren't so
forthcoming this year, but I did still manage to capture the
first Snowdrop of the year on New Years Day :)
are typically two methods of shooting flower abstracts, with
the photographer choosing to either set a shallow Depth of
Field so that only a small portion is in focus (e.g. the
stamen) or by photographing a partial flower. In this case I
have combined both techniques - photographing just the flower
petals (no stem or stamen) and using an aperture which allowed
me to show just the foregound petals in focus.