The hydrangea are in bloom.
Hydrangea are an interesting subject; globes of small-petalled flowers on a background of large-leafed stems. Compositionally this offers a natural contrast. However, now my attention is directed towards the Zone System to ensure proper capture and development.
In the digital world results are immediate and each shot can be used to iteratively hone in on the right exposure and composition. There is really no cost to taking another shot. In the film world results come only later after development and processing and each shot costs about $2.00. It takes me between 5 and 10 minutes to set up and complete a shot. Mistakes are costly in terms of time and money. Attention to detail and a consistent process is important. Therefore, planning the shot and ensuring proper exposure are important. As I get better at this, I expect this to increase; and then may be at some point it will decrease.
My attention right now is on getting the tones right and understanding what constitutes right.