The brooding Hyacinth

A low key black and white macro photograph of a lone Hyacinth flower. The shallow depth of field and stark contrast lend a strong mood to the picture.
The brooding Hyacinth — 100mm | f/4 | ISO 100 | EXP 1/200

I’ve been waiting for this little guy to show up—one of my favorite early season flowers. At this point I was beginning to think it wasn’t gonna show this year. But finally, just the other day, this lone Hyacinth finally reared its welcomed head. Now ready for the camera, I spent some time this afternoon snagging a few macro photographs.

Taking my first look at the shots in Lightroom, it became quickly apparent that sticking with color was going to be rather ho-hum. Fortunately, some strong contrast added to a black and white finish really stepped up the intensity to demand more attention.





One response to “The brooding Hyacinth”

  1. […] up proper this year I found justification in my excitement. This was my first opportunity to photograph this flower since 2014. Quite a long time. And so it was, today was the day I made some time for my macro lens, my […]

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