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).

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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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