A Ginger Plant
Today I was cleaning up my photo archives when I came across this photo of an ornamental ginger plant. It was taken in 2006, about three months after I had purchased my first digital SLR, a Canon EOS 20D. By this point I had started to accumulate a little bit of gear, nothing terribly fancy except for the lens commonly referred to as the ‘nifty fifty’.
I was particularly bored after work one afternoon and decided to grab my recently acquired 50mm lens and have a quick wander around the backyard, I spotted this ornamental ginger plant in a pot and thought it looked rather nice and that it was a great opportunity to test out the bokeh of the new lens.
The flower had some make-up (water droplets) applied via a water spray bottle and was ready for her close-up, so setting the ISO 400, I took several photos, with this being my favourite. At the time I was not all that familiar with the camera and so it was shot on aperture priority mode if I recall correctly.
This photo now hangs on a wall at home in a 30×24″ frame.