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16 April 2015

Every year at this time, Golden Gate Park blooms with the cut flowers and floral designs of Bouquets to Art. The exhibit pairs various florists with paintings in the permanent collection, making for some very unusual compositions that are a ball to photograph.

A Bouquet to Art. Nikon D300, 50mm f1.4 at ISO 40, f2 and 1/60 second, processed in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC 2014.

They are only flowers, though, so they don't last long. This year the show runs from Apri 14 to 19, with a special members-only night tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

We survived the members-only night last year, shooting with a Nikon D300 and an 18-200mm Nikkor zoom. But this year we found ourselves there around noon with that D300 and only a 50mm f1.4.

Hard as it was to focus the old manual lens, we still had fun. To get a full composition, we often had to shoot from across the room. But we could also get in nice and tight for some shots like the one above.

It's always crowded so you have to be patient. The crowd will clear from your shot eventually, we promise. A few people even noticed we were shooting and walked around us or waited until we brought the camera down.

We're quick so they weren't much inconvenienced. But we always had a thank-you handy for being so considerate.

If you're in town, don't miss it.

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