With Love from Me to You


I took this macro shot of a white daisy in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. We were shooting at Lake Louise, but as beautiful as the lake was, I felt myself drawn more to the pretty little daisies growing in the high grass nearby. I used a wide aperture to produce a very narrow depth of field, so that very little of this photo is in sharp focus. The center of the flower and a few of the petals are sharp, but the rest of the image is soft and dreamy. I took a few test shots to decide which aperture worked best, and ended up settling on f/5. I wanted to be sure I could see very subtle shadows and details in the grasses behind. I used my Induro CT113 to keep my camera steady, and a small silver reflector to bounce light upwards onto the stem and the underside of the flower.

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