I’m always impressed with floral designers who take the time and are meticulous enough to hand paint flowers within their installation. H. Julien Designs installation caught my eye initially for the way it extended Morris Louis’ Number 11 into the gallery; only upon closer inspection did I realize the hand painted tulips. I made sure to photograph this closer composition of the tulips and I love the combined abstract nature that resulted.
Above and below are crops of the top photo to focus on the painting of the tulips. One of the fun things about this year’s Bouquets to Art was the fact that I rented a Sony A7RII and the Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens to photograph the event with. At 42MP, this camera had twice the resolution of my primary camera and, along with the lens, offered amazing low light shooting abilities combined with in camera image stabilization. What does all that techno-speak mean? It means that I was able to photograph within the museum hand held in some very tricky lighting situations and capture these wonderfully sharp images. And the photos above and below were created by cropping the original 42MP photo into these 6MP versions. The only downside of all this is that I’m realizing that my computer doesn’t have quite enough horsepower for quick processing of these large photos. So before I upgrade to the Sony A7RII as my main camera, I’ll need to budget for a new computer as well! 😉