Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed upon the earth

Sometimes I just have to shoot pictures. This morning was one of those times. Near where I park my car there is the apple tree that Grandma Thunstedt gave us years ago. And under the tree is a small patch of dandelions. And they were calling me this morning. The soft overcast gave me enough of a soft box and the jacket in the car let me lay down with my little Lytro® to get dandelion height. I will share some of my favorites. At times I poke focused on a leaf when the screen was not responding to my choice of focus on the “lacy” parts.













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Quick pix: the light field of bloomin’ cactus

We have a cactus, well a pot of cacti. Not really sure if it is one or a bunch. But just every so often, we get flowers. And they are gorgeous, as you can see for yourself. I was on my way somewhere in a hurry the other day during Holy Week and my wife called out, “It’s blooming.” So, I grabbed my Kaleidoscope shaped Lytro® and went to work. In five minutes or less, I had shot a lot. Then I was off to do my life stuff.
Parked later on my laptop, I picked a lot that I liked. And uploaded them. And now I share a few. I looked at the plant a couple days later and the blooms were just pale droops. Glad I could turn on the camera and just shoot.







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Wondering about the player size? How tiny can I go?

So, I saw a question about the player… the little window that works to allow us to play with Light Field Pictures. So I thought I would try some. Here is my standard for this blog, 586 pixels wide by 600 pixels high. Then as I make it smaller I will list what I tried.

This is the standard picture: 400 X 415

And here is 250 X 262

And, how about 100 X 104

And now 50 X 52

And finally 20 X 21

Wow. Too much typing.
Thanks for coming by. Not exactly entertaining, except for geeks. :)

Getting up close and personal in a light field…

Flower close-ups can be very satisfying. But you need to get the light right and the focus right or you will be just a bit disappointed. At least that is my experience. My first picture is a slice of a light field photo taken outdoors, just to allow me to play with the focus. It also will allow me to play with my alt tags a bit, just to see if I can get noticed.

Light field photo, Richard Lund light field work, flower isolated by light field, Lytro picture,

Flower isolated by light field shallow depth of field at f/2

Found some of my favorites in a display at a funeral the other day. Soft light coming through the door. So I had some to play with. Here I present the ones like my banner picture. Only these you can play with. :)




Thanks for stopping by. contact me at lundpix@mac.com or call 818-231-5863
“Tune in” soon for my light field work.
Richard Lund
1.828.231.5863