Snowy Day Self-Assignment: Flowers


Today’s Post by Joe Farace

It was a dark and stormy night…

Well, it was more like a cold and snowy weekend with temperatures in the single digits and snow falling (more than 18-inches when it was all over) here on Daisy Hill. After shoveling snow on the terraced step up to my front door, I’d had enough of the “great outdoors” so what’s a poor photographer to do? Look around for some photo ops indoors.

Mark’s “take everywhere” camera is the Panasonic Lumix GM5 (see this coming Monday’s post) but mine is the old (in Internet years) Lumix GX1 with the DMW-LVF1 External Live Viewfinder and JDM-only leather half-case. Mark and I are unanimous in our affection for the Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH lens and I’ve written about it here and there before.

The Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH lens focuses to 7.9-inches and at the 32mm focal length (64mm equivalent) makes maybe not a macro lens but one for close-up photography of the flowers that had survived Valentines Day. Available light exposure was 1/125 sec at f/5.8 and ISO 1600. So the next time you’re stuck for a photo op, look around and get close to your subject.