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PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: BACKLIT TULIPS

KKEITH, PHOTOGRAPHER: THE PHOTOBLOG

TULIPS ARE PROBABLY MY FAVORITE FLOWER TO PHOTOGRAPH WITH BACKLIGHTING. IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT THEY HAVE SHORT-LIVED BLOOMS AND ARE OFTEN DAMAGED BY SPRING STORMS … SO GET OUT THERE WHILE THERE IS STILL AN OPPORTUNITY TO CAPTURE THESE BEAUTIES! IF YOU’RE NOT GETTING A GOOD RESULT WITH YOUR TULIP PICTURES TRY THIS: USE A MACRO OR CLOSE-FOCUS TELE ZOOM LENS; GET DOWN AT THE SAME LEVEL AS THE TULIP BLOOMS; POSITION THE FLOWER BETWEEN YOU AND THE SUN, BUT WAIT UNTIL THE SUN IS HIGH ENOUGH SO AS NOT TO CAUSE LENS FLARE (USE A LENS HOOD OR HAVE A PARTNER HOLD A PIECE OF CARDBOARD TO BLOCK THE SUN FROM FALLING ON THE FRONT ELEMENT OF YOUR LENS); BE MINDFUL OF THE BACKGROUND– NO DISTRACTING ELEMENTS; USE FILL FLASH OR A REFLECTOR TO BALANCE EXPOSURE (AUTOEXPOSURE SETTINGS ON YOUR CAMERA CAN LEAD TO A DARK FOREGROUND); IF YOU HAVE…

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RED HEART-YELLOW HEART

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WINTER-TREE


‘PATCH’


THE HISTORIC JACKSON COUNTY (TRUMAN) COURTHOUSE, CELEBRATING 180 YEARS IN SEPTEMBER 2013

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“ANYONE FOR CARRION?”


FLAMING FLAMINGO

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URBAN REMNANTS: THE CASTLE

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‘THE CASTLE’ IS THE VINE STREET WORK HOUSE, A KANSAS CITY PRISON BUILT IN 1897 WHERE PETTY CRIMINALS WORKED OFF THEIR SENTENCES.  CONSTRUCTED AT A COST OF $30,000 IT SERVED AS A PRISON UNTIL 1918 WHEN IT WAS CONVERTED TO CITY OFFICES AND REMAINED SO UNTIL THE 1970S.

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IRIS & DAISIES: THE HDR TONED VERSION


THUNDERHEAD BRIDGE