Return to the Lavender


Another year has passed and the lavender returned. Due to other obligations in my life, I was not able to get out and capture much of the lavender this year. A couple of weekends ago, I got the chance to capture a field that was still in reasonable condition. It was at Willakenzie Lavender Farm in Yamhill Oregon. I got  out bright and early so I could catch the sunrise on the lavender. As I drove to my destination it was hard to resist all the possible images I saw along the way. There was nice ground fog hanging here and there along the beautiful valley, but I was determined to catch first light on the lavender. Here are a couple images from that morning.




Blog images:

  1. This is an HDR image captured at sunrise. I didn’t quite get the sunburst I hoped for. The image was processed with Nik’s HDR Efx Pro with some additional processing in Lightroom.
  2. The second image taken shortly after sunrise was a “shoot through” were I used a long lens (70-200mm zoom at 190mm) to shoot through some lavender and focus on one lavender stem. Shooting flowers with a long lens is  not typically the first thing that comes to mind, but it can result in nice images. f6.3 at 1/160 sec.
  3. The last image captures the sunrise light just brushing the tops of the lavender. 70mm, f22, 0.5sec.
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  1. Terry Olsen August 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    The lavendar fields are lovely and you do a great job capturing them!

  2. Penelope Taylor August 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I think you hit the light just at the perfect time. These are terrific captures Stacey!

  3. Stacey August 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Thanks Terry and Penelope. It is a challange each year to come up with new ways to shoot the lavender.

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