Last Saturday, when I was at Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth, Massachusetts I had missed the Fourth of July by a couple of days. Too bad because I came across the beautiful Allium of Figure 1 in the gardens. They were reminiscent of fireworks and I was thinking, if not the Fourth of July then how about Bastille Day. I can celebrate with our allies the French. So “Vive la France, everyone!!”
I decided to do this image as a deep blue tone to mimic the sky and a fireworks display. This was one of the fun black and white photography manipulations in the analogue days – but has now been made a mundane and simple digital task. The good news is that you don’t have to deal with chemical nasties.
I have actually started carrying three camera with me. First, is my Canon, invariably with some kind of telephoto zoom. Second is my IPhone, which I tend to use for its wide angle abilitities. And third is my little Fuji FinePix digital camera, which I like for close-ups such as the flowers here because it has more pixels and more controls than the IPhone.
It only gets confusing when I get home and have to figure out where all the images are.
Fuji FinePix AX550,5.9 mm lens, 1/125 sec at f/3.3.