Do you ever get an idea for a perfect photo, only to find you can’t make it work?
This happened to me last week. We kept seeing these beautiful flowering pink tress (I’m not sure what they’re called) that had thousands of little pink petals. It must have been later on in the blooming cycle because the petals were blowing off the trees so elegantly, making a pretty shower of pink and piles of charming petals on the ground.
I thought it would be just perfect to capture a portrait with petals softly falling in the background. After all, the wind kept blowing the petals off the tree in such a soft and beautiful manner.
It didn’t work at all.
First, I set up the camera for George, using him as a model to meter and determine settings. When I handed it back to him, we waited for a big gust to blow some petals in the background. When no gusts came, we took decided to take matters into our own hands.