Had a lot of fun with this one. Was at my mom and dad's house this weekend and was messing with my company camera (D7000 with 18-200mm) at F/36.
Way overkill in the DOF area (and a surefire aperture for diffraction) - although it didn't stop me from using those settings. My mom wanted me to take pictures of her spring blooms, and I grabbed this quickie shot before walking out the door. I wasn't perfectly parallel to the door like I should have been, but I kind of liked the overall result nonetheless. Surprised at the decent quality for both the camera and lens compared to my D4/70-200.
I keep coming back to this. The image holds my interest for some reason. Something about it draws my eye to the impressionistic garden scene outside rather than the sharply focused frame and etched glass. The refracted, blurred image in the beveled glass creates a nice abstract frame for the garden.
It always amazes me how great photographs can be so simple sometimes. There is so much to look at in this image, I love it. The garden flowers, tulips maybe are framed with the clear glass and then framed again & again. I too have always been amazed by the quality of images I get from my 18-200. If I am out just waking around it is what is on my body.