Two Subject Image – Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge
This weeks Word Press Photo Challenge is: “Two Subject.” Here in Spokane, spring is late in coming, and very little is in bloom. However, there is an indoor Manito Park Conservatory, where I often go to shoot during the winter, later fall, and early spring. The conservatory has ongoing tropical plants, various catus arrangements, rotating flowering perennials, and annuals. The downside to shooting indoors at the conservatory is that they prohibit the use of tripods. So, I have to compose my macro shots “handheld” and the only way to achieve this is using a high ISO of 1600 or 2200 ( Read More here: http://www.rickdiffleyphotography.com/2012/03/14/understanding-iso/ ) which permits me to shoot at a faster shutter speed.
Two Subject Image Shooting Details
For this photo challenge I used a Nikon D300, manual mode, with a Tamron 90mm macro lens, metering mode was “center weight” ISO 2200, ss 1/90, and f/32. Post processing was done using Nikon Capture NX2, saving the image as .tiff file to import it into Photoshop Elements. Finally touches where done using Nik Software plugin filters: Dfine to help reduce the high ISO “noise.” Color Efex Pro 4. Viveza 2.
Two Subject Image Inspiration
“Two Subject Image inspiration for this shot, besides the weekly photo challenge, came from Jakes Sprinter Sunday Post. He provides his own weekly photo challenge. This weeks theme is: Blossom. Since Spring is late coming to Spokane and very little is in “blossom” this image is my stand-in. Two Subject Image challenge was fun and I can’t wait to see other peoples idea on this theme.