Har­vest­ing day

Go! Camp & Drive - - YOUR PHOTO -

She had her first cam­era for only three days when she took this beau­ti­ful photo, says Fredalaine Harmse from Hope­field.

“I took this photo at the Ar­nelia flower farm on Hope­field where they plant the Ger­ald­ton Wax, an Aus­tralian flow­er­ing plant, for the over­seas mar­ket. The sea­sonal work­ers in their red and green clothes were pick­ing the flow­ers for packaging and were not shy for the cam­era. I lit­er­ally hid be­tween the flow­ers for an un­posed shot of the work­ers. I take my hat off to them. It’s re­ally hard to work un­der the hot West Coast sun.” The woman in red im­me­di­ately draws the eye and stands out against all the green around her. While your eye en­joys the colour, it’s not long be­fore you see the strain on her face. Be­cause the sun is shin­ing from be­hind her from the side, it con­trasts her fa­cial fea­tures even more and you can see the ef­fort re­quired to carry the flow­ers. Be­cause Fre­de­laine took the photo with a high fo­cal length you lose some per­spec­tive of the en­vi­ron­ment.

It causes the fore- and back­ground to be lay­ered rather than in fo­cus. It sim­pli­fies the photo and you get rid of su­per­flu­ous de­tail.

Canon EOS 1200D; Canon EF-S55250 mm-f/4-5,6 lens on 250 mm; 1/400 of a sec­ond; f7,1; ISO 200.

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