Seems like there is never enough time for my art, which must always be sandwiched in between the chores related to caring for the farm and gardens. I am not complaining, as I feel priviledged to live in this beauty, but some days, like this evening, I am just tired (after deadheading, weeding, and watering my version of Monet's Giverny). These Oyster-Plant Seedheads have always been notoriously challanging for me to photograph-primarily an issue of lighting in the studio and focus. This is the first time since photographing one with the Hasselblad and Makro Planar lens many years ago that I am happy with the end result. If you are photographing the seedhead, the most obvious issue is their delicacy and vulnerability to wind. Carefully stick them in a bucket to carry them back to the house or car. Spray the seehead with clear lacquer (gently) which will give you more contrast on which to focus when you look in the viewfinder (or better, on Live Veiw magnified to the maximum your camera will allow).Once sprayed and dry, they will last indefinitely unless moved roughly. They make a nice dried arrangement that draws interest, as they look like a dandelion on steroids.
"Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky that created the universe and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet and they have to touch it to be sure."