I took photos of Hydrange at Hatagaya Fudouson Temple today. I took photos of the same Hydrangea last year, too. The photos in the post are summarized here.
Wow... I do not want to see my photos last year. Composition, bokeh, focus, blown out hightlights, ... those photos lack something important in every point of view...
Probably after taking photos of the same Hydrangea next year, I will be like not willing to see these photos, too. I know what the effort of one year gives me so I will do my best.
Of course, I tried the beautiful kind of Hydrangea called "Sumida-no-hanabi" alone. I was a beginner of macro photography last year so I often thought that I must use as low the F-number as possible. This is why I couldn't control the bokeh. I must make clear images of what I want to tell to my friends. Now my photo is like the above. I set focus on each of the petals. I took this photo while imagining how beautiful it would be if I made a flower crown with Sumida-no-hanabi.
I will take more beautiful photos next year.