Frame by Frame: Flowers

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This gorgeous Crepe Myrtle blooms over the white fence in our backyard during the summer. It has captured my heart from day one of owning our home. This is one of the images from my first roll of medium format film and I remember standing in the grass staring at the plant for a good five minutes.


I took a look at the different angles and watched how the light poured in around the blooms. I finally decided to photograph from the north as the sun was setting. I love how crisp the colors are in the midwest when you photograph the light from the side. I decided to focus on the tiny purple flower that had found its way through the fence and let the crepe myrtle fade into bokeh.


Camera: Contax 645 Lens: Karl Zeiss 80mm Film Stock: Fuji 400H rated at 200 Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Aperture: f/2.0 Shutter speed: 1/125


I pointed my meter at the darkest part of the white fence which was just below the plant. I overexposed the image by two stops: I rated the film at 200 and shot at 1/125 (the meter read 1/250).

No post processing was done to this image! This is a straight scan!

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