LightningPaul

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Backlit Orchid


Shot with the sun setting from behind, so you look into the shadow side. A month ago I posted a sunlit orchid. The beauty of such flowers is so unique. I really like them.


TECH-INFO: because of the low light (I was shooting in shadow while having sunset and I needed a large DOF) I used a tripod. Just behind the camera/tripod I held a big white reflection screen for fill-in light. Of course, a white sheet or blanket would do the job too. During RAW conversion I set the white balance for a bit warmer than neutral colors. Afterwards in Photoshop I enhanced contrasts and color a bit to bring out more structure. Some white vignetting is added at the end.

Backlit Orchid


Shot with the sun setting from behind, so you look into the shadow side. A month ago I posted a sunlit orchid. The beauty of such flowers is so unique. I really like them.


TECH-INFO: because of the low light (I was shooting in shadow while having sunset and I needed a large DOF) I used a tripod. Just behind the camera/tripod I held a big white reflection screen for fill-in light. Of course, a white sheet or blanket would do the job too. During RAW conversion I set the white balance for a bit warmer than neutral colors. Afterwards in Photoshop I enhanced contrasts and color a bit to bring out more structure. Some white vignetting is added at the end.

comments (3)

That is a beauty, Paul!
Definitely a gorgeous shot Paul.
Love it! the backlit is one of my fave ways to shoot them.
LightningPaul: Thanks Delia smile

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