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very classy!
mehr licht!

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Nice!
One thing bothers me though, itīs that shadow on the flower(s) to the right, itīs not a big deal but, it drws attention!
Now that I look more I see that it kinda looks like a heart, wich is even more nice!
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I agree very classy, very well composed and exposed.
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Very effective Dave. This is not an easy shot to take. You've managed to maintain excellent detail in the white petals, yet the background is completley black. IMO, there are enough subtle shadows to give the sense of depth.

The composition works really well too. I noticed that you have chosen to set up an odd number of flowers. I recall reading somewhere that having an odd number of subject is more "aesthetically pleasing" than an even number.

Care to share your lighting setup and post-processing. I'm sure that there will be a number of folk that will want to replicate this effect.



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Originally posted by Frankman Frankman wrote:

Very effective Dave. This is not an easy shot to take. You've managed to maintain excellent detail in the white petals, yet the background is completley black. IMO, there are enough subtle shadows to give the sense of depth.

The composition works really well too. I noticed that you have chosen to set up an odd number of flowers. I recall reading somewhere that having an odd number of subject is more "aesthetically pleasing" than an even number.

Care to share your lighting setup and post-processing. I'm sure that there will be a number of folk that will want to replicate this effect.



Frank


I used a Sony a700 & Sigma 105 2.8 macro. The background is just a bit of black cloth, lighting was from my front room window diffused through a Kenko diffuser. I created a new layer filled it with black, and moved this below the flower pic by unlocking the flower pic (2x click padlock symbol and click ok) I then added a layer mask and then painted through to the layer below, this gave a completely black bacground and got rid of any unwanted leaves etc.

Edited by Dave2006 - 21 March 2009 at 23:15
 



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