blue flower photos (Re: [gardeners] Gardens and kids)

Kay Lancaster (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 00:00:25 -0700 (PDT)

>in the front of the house. They are actually small-leaf rhododendrons,
>(which of course look like azaleas) but the color is neon blue...! They
>absolutely SHOUT at you ..... In the past, all my efforts at photo-
>graphing both these Starry Night rhodies and my many blue summer

Blue flowers rarely photograph well without special filtration.  The
best results I've gotten are from photos taken in open shade, or with
Kodak Gold film, which has remarkably good blue flower color rendition.

For general flower photography, however, I prefer Fuji's color films,
because they tend to produce more "saturated" colors, while Kodak's
films tend to produce more pastel versions.  

Kay Lancaster