Nardio Photography Adventures
Calla Lily In The Big City
During my big Central Park adventure with my new Cyclop 1 H3T-1 1.5 85mm I found myself taking a break from the birds and the big landscape shots to try and focus on smaller and easier subjects.
This Calla Lilly was randomly alone near the central park Zoo and it was just mesmerizing to me. No other Calla Lillies near it, it was a beautiful focal point. I stopped what I was doing and snapped away.
Thanks to the Cyclop 1 H3T-1 1.5 85mm having an F-stop of 1.5 I needed to shoot at a shutter speed of 400 at ISO 50. It’s always weird to me having to shoot that fast for still subjects, but the clean white of the flower really needed me to push out as much light as possible to be able to get some semblance of detail in this bokeh filled beautiful shot.
During post processing I decided to leave a single blemish on the flower. I kinda love it for adding depth to the image, but I can also see that it detracts from the otherwise perfect shot. That said, I find imperfections interesting. Sure, perfect pictures are visually pleasing, but there is something to be said for images that reward you for looking around. I find myself more invested in shots that have little defects, blemishes and just interesting randomness.
What do you think of this photo?
If you’re interested in the lens for this awesome shot, check out my lens review of it below:
Camera: Sony a7III
Lens: Cyclop 1 H3T-1 1.5 85mm