24 Oct 2008 • 1,474 views
The Little Flower
A shot of one of the flowers I bought for my lovely wife. She adores them. To be honest, I do like flowers a lot myself :-)
TECH-INFO: you might think this is an infra-red or even a UV shot, but it's not. It is captured with my Lensbaby 2.0 together with a +10 macro screw on lens. I used, off camera, a speedlight hand held around 10 cm above the flower. Because the flash is so close, it appears to be a big light source providing directional and rather soft light.
I was missing a bit the details from the flower leafs, so I turned my single RAW file into multiple exposures and ran it through Photomatrix to amplify the beautiful structures. The colors of the end result were still not great. In fact, some of them, like orange and very light green, did not fit well together. Hence I converted into a monochrome image.
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