Hanging flowers. Where to focus?

When you shoot close, you can focus front, middle, or back and the effect is very different. The orange begonias are interesting. So bright, they come up best in rather low light. Sunshine on the flowers makes them appear to be on fire — and out of focus.

Orange begonias
More orange begonias
And a final look

I have found that focusing on any but the flowers in the front seems awkward when you’re viewing. I’m not sure why, but I have given in and focus tightly in the front and let the rest of the photograph drift back into bokeh.

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12 thoughts on “ORANGE BEGONIAS: FOCUS”

  1. Ahh, the wonders of “Depth of Field”
    I love the Begonias. This Labor Day will be the 65th and final Begonia Festival in Capitola, CA. No one grows them anymore so, take good care of yours. The colour is spectacular.


      1. It must be the up and coming colour. The iris were really lovely. I’m tempted to knock on their door and ask them for part of a tuber if they ever divide them up.


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