Shooting from the Ground

The daffodils are giving way to the beautiful tulips which line many garden beds around the city.  In Columbus Circle, I got down very low to accentuate the feeling of the blooms stretching towards the globe near Trump Tower. (lower left) With a wide angle lens (17mm), I also used a smaller aperture to keep things sharp from near to far (f11).

 A low vantage point was also used to catch the lone daffodil which grew just a few inches above the rest. (lower right)  This was done with a very shallow aperture of f2.8, and a 100mm macro lens manually focused in Live View.  For more tips on that, check here

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The way the light and shadows mingled helped to reveal the interesting patterns and character of this old footbridge in Central Park.  

When exploring a scene and "zooming with your feet", don't forget to get down and check the vantage point from a bug's point of view.  

Chris Corradino