IN THE GREENHOUSE (Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne)

IMG_9795 - Version 2

All I can say is working with a 50mm f1.4 lens (since the autofocus on my 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 telephoto ‘walkabout’ lens started going downhill), is proving challenging.

I think the hardest part is trying to decide where to put the focal point on an object (or flower) that I can’t see clearly.  For 4+ years I’ve been zooming in with a telephoto lens to take close-ups (unless I’ve got my macro lens with me of course).

The image above has been rotated 90 degrees, but it wasn’t until I converted it to B & W that I decided where I’d crop the image and erase some distracting bits.

I’m still not up to shooting in monochrome yet.  I just can’t see the potential in-camera.  Perhaps I never will.  But then I haven’t used my 50mm lens very much in the past.  Practice. Practice………….Practice (says my inner voice).

11 thoughts on “IN THE GREENHOUSE (Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne)

    1. Thanks Terry. The colour version, although very bright and colourful, was downright boring and I was all set to delete the photo.

      (I took the old 18-200mm lens to the city for a short walk this afternoon and I missed the ‘shot of the year’ when the autofocus let me down again. I’ll have to save up for a replacement lens, but in the meantime, I think I’ll have to learn how to use the 50mm f1.4 more. I think I’ve used from f1.4 up to f16.00 on the 50mm but I haven’t quite got ‘the hang of it’ for street photography yet. Still practicing on close-ups at f1.4 – f3.5 in the Gardens. f8.00 is really sharp on this ‘nifty-fifty’ lens by the way. I wonder how effective it is for landscapes or seascapes?).

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