Yes, it’s that magnolia again. The one I find so hard to get a decent shot of. And, no, there is nothing special about this shot either. What is special though is that this year it is in bloom almost two weeks earlier than last year. We have just over one week left of April, and already we have had temperatures between 15°C and 20°C for several days.
Outside the office where I work we have a magnolia tree. I've always found it a bit difficult to get a good shot of it. Over the past few years I have tried several times, but that image always seems to elude me. Hence a single flower yet again.
This is the same magnolia I struggled with last year, and this year was no different. Last year I chose an image which could illustrate my frustration with the subject. The subject is still kind of frustrating to me, so I took the easy way out and decided to go for a floral shot this time. Maybe next year I'll finally nail it.
A lot has been said and written about camera gear and what is or isn't the gear you should invest in at any given time. But in the end the best camera you have is the one you have at hand when you need it. This image may not have the quality required for a 3 by 3 meter print or the pages of a glossy fashion magazines, but it still captures the mood of the scene and the day as I saw it.