Published May 5, 2022
Congratulations to Beth Young for winning the Shapes, Patterns, Textures And Lines Assignment with the image, “Lupine Leaves, Yosemite National Park.” See more of Beth Young’s work at www.optimalfocusphotography.com.
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“On a sunny spring afternoon, a dense clump of lupine groundcover at the side of the road in Yosemite National Park provided an immersive macro photography opportunity while using an umbrella to diffuse the bright sunlight and control blown out highlights,” explains Young. “When I use my macro lens, I typically default to a shallow depth of field to bring a selected focal point into focus while blurring the background, but here, I used a narrow aperture of f/22 to accentuate the repeating patterns of these lupine leaves and bring them into focus throughout the frame.”