Tulip - Wide Angle by granagringa

Tulip - Wide Angle

White tulip shot #29. although I've done some macro, I hadn't tried a wide-angle close-up before, not with tulips or, for that matter, with anything else, I started reading Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Photography Field Guide" and he extols wide-angle close-ups. So I gave it a shot and here is the result. This was done with an 18-55 mm lens set at 32 with a wide-angle filter attached.....the exif shows 32 mm.

Also works for this weeks technique challenge, shallow depth of field. https://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/29559/technique-challenge-70-shallow-dof
Nice details. I've really enjoyed seeing your different takes on tulips through March :)
March 27th, 2017  
March 27th, 2017  
Very nice wide angle shot. Love the DoF.
March 27th, 2017  
The light is so beautiful here
March 27th, 2017  
That is very interesting. I had not thought to do something like that; I will give it a try. Lovely photo.
March 27th, 2017  
gorgeous light and shot
March 27th, 2017  
Great light in this neat shot
March 27th, 2017  
i would never have thought of using wide angle to achieve a shallow DoF.. it is usually the telephoto lenses used for shallow DoF - so well done for your continued experimentation.. it works really well in this lovely shot.. great light and Pov..
March 27th, 2017  
March 27th, 2017  
Nicely done with the wide angle closeup!! I love the way the foreground tulip and background one helps to tell the whole story. I've never read Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Photography Field Guide" but I did read his book called "Understanding Exposure" and I absolutely loved it. Helped me understand the basics of photography in a simple way, totally recommend it! Gonna have to check this one out too!
March 28th, 2017  
@cjphoto Thanks, Chris...the wide angle makes the background flowers appear smaller and more distant. I like the effect. And this book has so much in it. If I ever actually finish it, I'll check out the one you recommend. Thanks.
March 29th, 2017  
fabulous shot, mads. that dof certainly is great! thank you for your entry. more to come?
April 2nd, 2017  
@summerfield Why, thank so much, m'dear...sure, I'll toss another shallow DoF in, just happen to have one....
April 3rd, 2017  
Perfect for the challenge! I've been trying to get one at f2.8 and it won't allow me when I do a close-up.
April 9th, 2017  
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