I took the camera to work in the hope of getting some shots around the buildings, but it never happened. Today was very busy with one thing and another so I had to wait until I got home before I managed a shot for the blog.
The sun was quite low in the sky which have quite a nice "glow" to things in the garden. You can get a bit of an idea of this "glow" on the stalks in the image.
I tried to put the white flower in a strong position in the image, and also take advantage of a diagonal line with the stalk of the plant. The grotty fence behind the plant needed to be out of focus, and I think we achieved that at least!
I'm still trying to use f1.8 to get a shallow depth of field and being careful on what I focus in the shot. However, for this shot I used f2.8, average metering, but spot exposure on the little white "flower" in the midst of the red bracts.
I mentioned earlier that it was busy at work, so I was pretty tired on arrival home. I have to admit the camera settings are a tad bizarre! ISO 800!!! Nevertheless, the shot isn't too noisy.
ISO 800, f1.8, 1/3200sec 50mm