Last Crepe Myrtle Blossom of Summer

Last Crepe Myrtle Blossom of Summer

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Last Crepe Myrtle Blossom of Summer

Torrential late summer storms had all but wiped out the voluminous red blossoms (*) of my neighbors' red crepe myrtle tree, which had been subject of many late afternoon golden hour photos in the last few weeks. But I returned to it more recently, as I familiarized myself with a newly acquired early Helios 44 58mm f/2 13-blade KMZ film-era lens, acting as an equivalent 93mm (in 35mm film/full-frame digital terms) mild-tele on my crop-sensor D-SLR.

If this wasn't the "last" blossom left, it most certainly was the only one proudly
and pluckily holding forth in the late afternoon golden sunlight a few days ago.

It was shot with the Helios at full aperture for maximum selective
focus and display of the bokeh characteristic of these lenses.

©2020 Steve Ember
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Crepe Myrtle Blossoms on a Summer Afternoon
Crepe Myrtle Blossoms on a Summer Afternoon
Steve Ember

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Camera Canon EOS 40D
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Exposure time 1/800
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