Hilo Daily Image
30 September 2014
Enough with the grays, blacks, and dark greens and yes, I'm still more attracted to the closeup lens than to any other.
The light this morning was blue-gray and low-contrast. The magenta Bougainvillea popped out at me. My first thought was that the strong color in a low neutral light be interesting, as if it were lit in some way. So I made a few of those, and they were OK. But then I looked closely the inflorescences (if that's what they are) and what with the shadows and the saturated background I knew it was time to rack in as close as I could get.
I had to make a dozen or so images, because there was a breeze and obviously a shot like this isn't going to be successful if the subject's blowing around.