Congratulations to Eric Grimm for winning the Green Assignment with his image “Corn Lilies.”
“This image was taken in June 2013,” said Grimm. “I was hiking in the Mammoth Lakes (CA) area looking to photograph some of the well-known features nearby. There are lots of fun places to shoot in the area like Devil’s Postpile, Rainbow Falls and the Minarets. I came upon a field of corn lilies and decided it looked like a great place to start. There were plenty of options on how to photograph the field, but I just wanted something simple, so I found a nice-looking patch and started shooting. I guess the toughest part was getting set up straight above the plant as I wanted an even DOF. I shot the image at f/13 to try and get a good focus throughout the plant. The image didn’t need much post processing, so using Capture NX2 I added some needed contrast, but that was about it.
Equipment: Nikon D600, Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8G ED, SLIK AMT Tripod