Beginnings 2020

Beginnings 2020

Now that the world has been turned upside down by a virus, you would almost forget it, but it is also spring. Everything is budding and starting to grow and blossom with the most beautiful colors. Reason enough to continue this series.

I have used a variety of lenses for the series over the years, so it really remains an experimental process. Although, now, with the 90mm macro lens, it pulls a little more towards the usual way of photographing plants. Again, I use a very narrow depth of field so you get a nice effect in terms of sharpness and color.

The series started sometime in 2017 and every year now some additions are made.Nice is also to take a look at the camera info on Flickr to see what lenses were used. You will then see that you do not necessarily have to work with an expensive macro lens for this kind of photos.

I’m thinking of doing the series this year in light cheerful colors, a little as a counterpoint to the series Social Abstinence. For now, that series will continue for a while because the contact abstinence period has been extended to April 28.

The photos

You may also want to check out the photos on Instagram.

In the meantime, stay safe and hang in there. We’ll beat the virus!

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