There I was, sitting in my lounge watching the football yesterday afternoon, when I noticed a shaft of sunlight had picked out a few of the flowers on the Magnolia tree in my front garden. My attention had obviously wandered from the football, maybe because Chelsea’s demolition of Stoke was turning into a routine rout.
I had to use ISO 400 and my 18-250 at 250 with the aperture at the f6.3 maximum. The lens tends to be a bit soft at those settings but the result is not too bad. I am using Lightroom 3 Beta 2 and very impressed with the latter’s luminance noise reduction which makes a big difference with hardly any effect on image detail.
The reddish flowers in the background are Pieris Forest Flame.