(After a short hiatus last week, I’m now back at the computer. It was a stressful week as my air conditioner went totally out on Tuesday evening and had to be replaced. Replacement occurred Friday afternoon, after a week of hot and humid weather, with comfort index reaching as high as 105F! And to top that off, my refrigerator began going out; I moved all the important food items into a spare refrigerator in the basement and will be looking to replace the failed refrigerator soon.)
Today’s image was captured a couple of weeks ago on Snowball Hill Prairie, in rural Cass County, Missouri. I got to the prairie a bit before sunrise and set up to capture the sunrise coming over the eastern horizon, from atop Snowball Hill. The wildflowers blooming are Verbena Rose, a spring prairie wildflower. And the plants that look like oak tree leaves are Compass plants, which always align their leaves in a plane that runs north-south. These plants will continue to grow and will bloom into glorious yellow wildflowers in July:
To assure focus throughout the image, this image was made by combining 3 different images, each focusing at a different point within the frame.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark III body
- Tamron 17-35mm, f/2.8 lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod and Ballhead
- ISO 200
- Aperture f/16
- Shutter 0.5 sec.
- Image is a focus-stacked image, combining 3 images of varying focus points