Wednesday, March 02, 2011


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A computer component failure has descended on me again, and though it hasn't severed my connection with the wider electronic world - I'm using my older machine - it does require some attention and a little time. Consequently I'm likely to be somewhat quieter than usual, as far as photographs and reflections go, until I have dealt with the problem. I do have a queue of photographs in waiting so I may post those but without much in the way of accompanying ramblings.

Today's photograph shows a group of crocuses that my wife planted under a cherry tree in the part of our garden that we sometimes call "the jungle". They looked so magnificent in their thrusting brightness that I had to get the macro lens and tripod out, get down on my knees and grab this shot. It is presented just as it came out of the camera with only resizing and sharpening for the web.

photograph and text (c) T. Boughen

Camera: Canon
Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 100mm
F No: f5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
ISO: 250
Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
Image Stabilisation: Off


Anonymous said...

Tough about your computer problem. I hope you fix it OK.

Anonymous said...

PS to the above - great flower shot! The colors are great.

Peter Davidson said...

A really beautiful and delicate shot and straight out of the camera - a tribute to your pure photography skills.

Tony Boughen said...

Thanks for the comments and kind words Anon and Peter. Computer problem fixed after a bit of arm-wrestling with a HD/motherboard incompatibility!

My wife likes the crocus shot, as do I Peter. I never much cared for this flower until I looked at it through a camera and then I saw more than my cursory glances from afar had hitherto noticed.