I have been intrigued by a photographic technique known as “focus stacking” for quite some time. I had the time and subject to make my first attempts today.
I have passed this gate hundreds of time over the past 20 years and for the past 6 or 7 I’ve said to myself, and anyone else in my company, “Some day I’m going to make an image of that gate. There’s something about it…” Friday I finally took action and a photograph. While the finished image in no way resembles what I thought I wanted to capture, I’m pleased with this one and will return soon to try again.
From Wikipedia we learn that, “Jacques Cartier first brought cabbage to the Americas in 1541–42, and it was probably planted in what is now the United States by the early colonists, despite the lack of written evidence of its existence there until the mid-17th century. By the 18th century, it was commonly planted by both colonists and native American Indians.”
I’ve been an admirer of magnolias since I relocated to Washington, D.C. from a far colder climate.The blossoms fascinate me because their life cycle is so brief and removed from the tree they wither almost instantly. Also, of course, I think they are beautiful. Fortunately I came across this specimen with camera in hand.