Chautauqua Lonesome

A couple of weeks back @MattSantomarco and I ventured up to Chautauqua Park for the second time this year hoping to catch some wild flowers with the Flatirons as a back drop. For the second time this year we Mother Nature denied us fields of wild flowers. The weather patterns have made for a cold and wet springtime this year and the fields of wild flowers had still not come up for bloom.  I had to make the best of the early morning drive up to Boulder and decided to see what my Canon EF 24-70 could do as a macro lens.  I knew I wasn’t going to get up close and personal, but figured I would get some depth of field shots in while I was up here.  There were a few Lavender Penstemon and Field Mouse Chick Weeds in the park so I sat down in the field and started to see what I could capture.  Here’s a shot of a couple of One-sided Penstemon in Chautauqua Park framing the hills in the background.

Lavender Penstemon, Colorado Photograph, ©Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Capture Notes:

  • Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mk II
  • Lens:  Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM
  • ISO: 200
  • Focal Length:  28mm
  • Aperture:  f/3.5
  • Shutter Speed: 1/80
  • Post Processing:  Aperture – various adjustments, cropped to 8X10 format and sized for web

 

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  • What a pretty shot! I like that the mountains in the distance are blurred out as well!

  • Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like some great scenery.

  • Great shot Rich! Creative use of a shallow depth of field. Your blog is looking really nice. Keep it up!