Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dogwood Blossoms in Rain

I have been enjoying shooting my older Nikon SLRs a little more often lately. These shots were all made with my Nikon F (plain prism) and Nikkor pre-AI 135mm f3.5 lens.
Taken just after a morning rain, I found the color of the dogwood blossoms and the water drops quite interesting. Moving in close and shooting wide open, I was able to get quite a shallow depth of field.
The light was changing quickly as the clouds cleared, as you can see in the second image, where the sunlight's a lot more direct than in the others.
I really love shooting these old film cameras.