Flowers

Seasons (Two Photographs)

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I would hope I am not alone in preferring summer to all the other seasons, but as a photographer, spring and fall bring their own palates and opportunities. I don’t publish in “real-time” so many of my seasonal photos come out in the wrong season. I think that makes the experience of the photographs slightly different. If it’s raining outside and we are looking at a photo of rain that’s one thing, but if it’s sunny outside and we look at a photo of rain we may well have a very different perspective on the work.  These photos were taken with the XT-2 and the 90mm lens.


Flowers (Three Photographs)

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The sun seemed to just light these up. The purple Lupine was taken with my Nikon, while the Day Lilies  were taken with my Fuji. Mirrorless cameras with Electronic Viewfinders (EVF), make this kind of lighting simplerbecause what you see is what you get. While with the mirrored Nikons and Canons it’s a matter of guesswork, or a few extra shots. There is no vignette or anything special in post processing, in terms of the lighting, they are as shot.


A Cure for the Dank and Drab (Three Photographs)

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A bit of colour might just be the cure to a drab and dank fall. The weather is such that outdoor colours are no longer vivid but dull. It’s been said that colour impacts mood. Maybe our public places need more of it. So here you go, just doing my bit.


Study #3 (Two Photographs)

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In processing there is a technique called crushing the blacks where you make sure your blacks are really black and reduce the shadows a touch too. It’s as dramatic in colour as it is in B&W. It’s anextreme way to frame a subject. It was a technique I wanted to try and when I found these flowers in my collection I was sure I was onto an idea that worked.


Study #2 (Two Photographs)

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On Monday I posted a study of yellow flowers, this is the second post in the series. I took these in black and white using spot metering. I converted one to colour. My objective was to single out the flowers. The backgrounds, mostly darker than the subject were meant to frame the subject.


Study #1 (Two Photographs)

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This is the first of three sets of photographs where I took yellow flowers and worked on them for effect. In each set there is a cooler version and a black and white version. One day I may frame all six, keeping the sets together. In a later post I will discuss the capture and post production.


An Overcast Day (Three Photographs)

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I was testing the Fuji 90mm lens on a very overcast day when I saw these flowers. Selective focus is one thing, a lower temperature of light (cooler), texture and detail are other aspects of what I was looking for, and I think everything lined up nicely. Heavily overcast days put a fog over everything and you can get some grayish dull results. You have to find subjects with bright colors, or use artificial light. I chose the former.