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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ikebana show - Wow!

Did not know much about Ikebana till today. Still don't, but at least got introduced to the concept at the Flower show at the local community center.

It was awesome!

The arrangements looked picture perfect to the point where Jr. and the little one kept asking "Are they real flowers or fake?" over and over again.













Are these real daddy?




how about these ones. are they real?




I learned something new today. My kids are uncomfortable around "perfection" or the notion of "perfection"..




Was taking pictures of the arrangements and the flowers in the arrangements and in the process learnt a lot about changing zoom lenses fast. Finally decided to do multiple rounds of the show...

with wide angle
with telephoto
with macro!

see results..

this one is with the sigma lens maxed out at 200mm taken at ISO 1600, f6.0, 1/60 sec.
Autofocus makes a big difference..




this one with the 50mm macro lens at ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/60 sec. The macro lens was on manual focus and it has a real small depth of field but where it focusses, it is unbelievably sharp and detailed. Should have taken a tripod with me and it would have been better..













The next bunch of pictures are taken with different lenses..




The bud and the flowers are either zoomed in or magnified with macro. You can see the image differences..













For those local readers, it is open tomorrow also. Definitely worth a visit.

A big thanks to the organizers and participants in the events for this visual treat.



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3 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:16 AM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

there was only one arrangement with yellow roses in it. no other roses.. guess it is chrysanthemum season now..

:)

so no pictures of roses as promised before...

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:10 AM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

Simply amazing !

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:53 PM, Blogger DC wrote...

Thank you nevertheless. Simply awesome!!

 

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