A Dandy in Aspic
Or a Poem in garlic. I wanted to shoot the garlic coming up and I wanted to get Poem in the shot; I told her to sit and I lay down in the garlic bed with a Nikon 14-24mm zoom lens, at a focal length of 14mm, on my D700. Here, the camera is almost on the ground and the lens about 14" from Poem's nose. At three frames a second, in several bursts, with Poem always in motion, I took 79 exposures to get one I could work with. Back at the computer in Adobe Lightroom, I used a graduated filter on the sky to bring out the moodiness of the day.
Last Saturday, a guy asked me if I had any garlic yet. "It's coming," I told him, "when it's in, you can order it from Garlic Department of the General Store if you can't get to the stand."