It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow so I was originally planning on posting some photos of flowers that I took last summer and fall, but I was a little disappointed with how the red roses turned out. Some of the shades of red were blown out, having no detail. I could get it back by under-exposing but then that messed up the rest of the image. Anybody have any ideas on how to take photos of red flowers? Do I need a different lens?
So, instead of doing a Valentines post, I came across this image I shot back in October. It was a beautiful, autumn day, and I had just received a new lens, the DA* 16-50 mm and I was excited to test it out, so after class I went for a walk around the K-State campus. This was one of the images I came back with.
I framed this image so that the arch would frame the scene and add depth to it, giving it a three-dimensional look. What I really like about it, is that the scene behind the arch looks like a fantasy land. It’s like looking through this window into a completely different world. What do you think?
Do you see that cone-shaped roof of the building in the background? That’s the same one that’s in my earlier post called The Lonely Tower.