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Saturday, 5 December 2009


Beauty in Bronze
Standing to attention   Fading Beauty

In these three photos, I was trying to create shots of these flowers that really highlighted the details of the flowers. Unlike my recent rose image, I wanted to capture the flowers in as much clarity as I could muster with the gear that I have available. It's worth clicking through to Flickr to see the full size versions of these.

The remainder of this post gives a bit of an overview of how what I did.

Friday, 4 December 2009

The Essence of a Rose

The Warmth of the Rose

I was in a florist shop with my daughter (I was looking for some flowers to photograph for a competition that I was planning to enter) when we spotted this cottage-garden rose. It wasn't actually really what I had been looking for, but she was immediately smitten by it and begged me to buy it - and I have to confess that I didn't need much persuading!

I spent a bit of time exploring ways of photographing it that did it justice, and this shot was the one that I was most pleased with - rather than being a relatively straightforward "record" shot of the rose I feel that this one captures more of the essence of rose - its softness and delicate colours - by creating a dreamy, soft-focus image... Or maybe I'm just waffling on and it just a pretty picture!!??

I did do a bit of post-processing (as usual) to get the final version as you see it above. The remainder of this post gives a brief overview of what I did.