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Roses

Thought I'd try my hand at some still life shots, so here is the best of the group. Quite pleased with the result but I think I could improve it with some detail in the background; a few folds and creases in the cloth maybe.



Taken with an E-30, 14-35 f/2.0 lens and two FL-50Rs. One flash was positioned top left as fill flash, manual, 1/64th power with snoot. The other flash lower right as main flash, manual, 1/16th power with diffuser.

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Re: Roses

Steve, my Significant other, Nick, just said " THATS GOOD " ... but then he often says what I am thinking

I would suggest, 1. that instead of wasting beautiful blooms, cut the stems and use/arrange them to "fill in the gaps" you are viewing - EVEN LAYING A BLOOM "FULL FRONTAL" to the camera thro' the rest of the blooms ... ; 2. consider taking a shot from above - sometimes its nice to "float the blooms with virtually, no stems, in a large bowl of water - again fill the gaps and have some higher/lower. 3. sometimes a pieces of beautiful white net curtain can set off the Roses better than black. I only suggest the aforementioned, because I LURVE ROSES and take hundreds of shots of Roses ... I am unable to find my best shots here (they are on other PC in Den )

but here ... is an example of how BRIGHT white net throws the light, to, I believe illuminate the Blooms ! The RAW shots are awesome in detaila ... With a Macro lens you end up with the most amazing detailed blooms ! to cut out and drop into anywhere in Photoshop etal ... ps I keep my Roses in the Fridge so I get a few days photographing them !

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Re: Roses

Thanks Chevvy, I had in mind exactly what you suggest. There was an article in a recent camera magazine that inspired me. This was my first attempt, so lots of experimenting to do.

BTW, the flowers aren't real. Ebay props

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Thanks Chevvy, I had in mind exactly what you suggest. There was an article in a recent camera magazine that inspired me. This was my first attempt, so lots of experimenting to do.

BTW, the flowers aren't real. Ebay props

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WoT ! Fake ROSES ! Nooooooo
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WoT ! Fake ROSES ! Nooooooo
Fraid so, they are very realistic. Got them here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Sara-Richar...id=p4340.l2563

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Fraid so, they are very realistic. Got them here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Sara-Richar...id=p4340.l2563

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BUT Steve, can you get a shot of the "light thro' the petals ?
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BUT Steve, can you get a shot of the "light thro' the petals ?
The possibilities are only limited by one's imagination Chevvy. Those flowers are great for practising with, they can be bent into shape when arranging and you aren't limited to a limited life span.

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BUT Steve, can you get a shot of the "light thro' the petals ?
I have saved the eBay ID for possible purchase, if desperate for flowers
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One tip. Don't buy them immediately, put in a bid at the lowest price. You won't get any other bidders as the seller has loads up for auction, so you'll get them much cheaper than the buy-it-now price.

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One tip. Don't buy them immediately, put in a bid at the lowest price. You won't get any other bidders as the seller has loads up for auction, so you'll get them much cheaper than the buy-it-now price.

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Thanks 4 that Steve - will co !
ps I use a mix of water + glycerin to "spra on" globules ... the Gylcerin is thick and holds the water globules for light refraction ! GR8 ! 10:1 or 5:1 dilution
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