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POTM [07/07] le pétale

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by yodasarmpit, 19 Jul 2007.

  1. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Wow.
    How?
     
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    jezmck Well-Known Member

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    ditto
     
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    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Thanks guys.
     
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    hughwi Well-Known Member

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    thats one waxy flower! looks really amazing, nice close up there yoda
     
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    Any chance you can give us your secret? How did you do this one? :)
     
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    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Not really a lot to this one, I picked the flower from the garden and brought it inside.
    The flower is held up with a croc clip to the stem, I used a black card for the background (placed about 1' behind) and sprayed the flower with water (one of those bottles you get window cleaner in).
    Shutter speed was about 1/200th, I then took several test shots at various apertures until I got the right amount of focus, ohh and used the flash to highlight the water droplets.

    Some levels adjustment, a slight tweak of colour balance and unmask sharp in PS.
     
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    Do you use the standard flash or?
     
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    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Just the onboard flash, with the camera in manual mode.
     
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    Aye, I tend to use manual over aperture and shutter priority too.
    Sorry, I was just a bit curious :)
     
  11. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Hmm, yeah, not bad, but I bet you couldn't put a Fruit Pastille etc, etc.. :D
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Great shot yoda, I love the water droplets - it creates a really nice texture (oh god, I'm sounding like such a ponce now).
     
  13. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    The way you've highlighted the water droplets creates an interesting trompe l'oeil. I get the impression of frost, and the petals feel prickly, almost sharp - especially toward the base of the rose. When coupled with the harsh lighting (no soft shadow here), it creates an atypical rose photo.

    I like the fact that you've avoided the temptation to create a soft rose. It's different. My only real nitpick would be the bottom leaf. I wish the tip hadn't been cropped.

    -monkey
     
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    I'm so trying this, that picture is absolutely incredible.

    POTM entry I'm assuming?
     
  15. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Yeah.
     
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