Lily Pad, by Peter Lewis | Unsplash
Free Unsplash photo from Peter Lewis
MakePentax
ModelK10D
Shutter speed1/15s
Apertureƒ/8
Focal length300mm
ISO100
Published onMarch 1, 2017
Dimensions3872 × 2592

Lily Pad

On my way home from work I stopped at a small pond. It was autumn and cloudy and the air was perfectly still. The water was a perfect charcoal grey. A light rain had stopped just an hour before. And there was this solitary lily pad. I used a very long lens, moderately small aperture, and slow shutter speed (and a very good tripod). I wanted to compress the image front-to-back to make the lily strangely two-dimensional and ethereal. I have been a professional shooter for over 30 years, and this is one of the most satisfying shots I’ve ever made.

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