Friday, September 25, 2009
ROSE, "RAINBOW SORBET," CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
Sigma 17-70 at 70mm
1/250 sec. f9.5
The flat lighting of an overcast day actually seems better for photographing roses, whose vivid colors -- especially those in the red spectrum -- often become so saturated under bright sunlight that the highlights are blown. I was delighted with this freshly watered specimen of the Rainbow Sorbet variety, which has won many international gardening prizes in the last couple of years.