Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by yodasarmpit, 19 Jul 2007.
thats one waxy flower! looks really amazing, nice close up there yoda
Any chance you can give us your secret? How did you do this one?
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.
Do you use the standard flash or?
Just the onboard flash, with the camera in manual mode.
Aye, I tend to use manual over aperture and shutter priority too.
Sorry, I was just a bit curious
Hmm, yeah, not bad, but I bet you couldn't put a Fruit Pastille etc, etc..
Great shot yoda, I love the water droplets - it creates a really nice texture (oh god, I'm sounding like such a ponce now).
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.
I'm so trying this, that picture is absolutely incredible.
POTM entry I'm assuming?
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