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Photo of the Week 137

Photo of the Week 137
Oh, it's Friday and it's well into spring.  This is wonderful news for those of us who don't care for snow, cold, or dark.  Things are warming up.  Since everyone has some spring flowers on their minds, or at least knows someone who does, we figured it would be a good time to show off some beautiful flowers as our featured "Photo of the Week."

Some days, you just need to take some time away from stress and work.  Some days you just need to take a walk in the park with your family and your camera.  Ok, maybe it's just me there with the camera, but the break from the real world and the journey into nature can really pay off from time to time.

It was a bit of a stressful time.  I decided that I wanted to take a trip to a park.  So we went.  I brought along my camera as I never know when I'll see something that I like and want a picture of.  I was glad that I was prepared that day.

There were lots of flowers blooming so I decided to try for some of the flowers I had been seeing on social media lately.  There happened to be some there just waiting for my camera.  I took several shots of the flowers but none of them ended up working out.  This was partially due to the wind and their height.

Since I deduced I wasn't going to get usable pictures of the flowers I wanted, I decided to try and get photographs of any flowers which would hold still long enough for me to click the shutter.  This meant going for much shorter and bushier flowers.  These tiny white flowers were on that list.

Hand-holding a macro shot like this is tricky.  One slight move in the wrong direction and the entire picture slides out of focus.  It takes a few tries for me to get it right even with practice.  I did manage to capture this shot fully in focus the way that I wanted it.

When processing up this photo, I was trying for the color version.  However, no matter what I tried, it just wasn't working out the way that I had hoped it would.  When that happens, I know it's time to try black and white or sepia to see what I get and what I think.  Black and white was just the ticket I wanted this time.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature black and white photograph of tiny white flowers clustered together at Freeman Park, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho