Posts tagged “Flora

Yellow in Black and White (Three Photographs)

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From my perspective, these photographs depend highly on their backgrounds and the careful toning down of highlights to get the best detail possible in the flower itself. They are the kind of black and white images that I have grown to enjoy making as they require some thought and time to get right in post processing.


Grasping (Two Photographs)

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There is significant talk in photography about pre-visualization. Obviously it is key when you’re working in a studio, slightly more difficult to explain in nature. It’s a mixture of that “gotcha moment” when you have that one shot you want and seeing in your mind how the photograph will look after processing. The latter has always been my objective. I took this photograph some time ago, and yet seeing it again a few months later I could recall just what I was after (see the title).


Late Buds (Two Photographs)

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When the cold days of early spring give way to warmer weather, we again begin to see new buds appear. My effort here was to keep the impression of the cool weather. I did this by ensuring that the colours remained cool (blueish) and not get saturated by the processing software. In the black and white I tried to retain this feeling by how I managed the shadows.


Early November (Two Photographs)

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From that time in early November when the light is harsh, the breezes stiffer, and the flowers barely hanging on. I find the colours more subtle and the highlights often more prominent in the out-of-camera photographs, the latter needs to be played down a bit.


Tulips and Impact (Three Photographs)

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Everyone wants their photographs to have impact on their audience; to stand out, speak up, impress, and be remarkable in some way. One of the ways is isolating the subject from its peers. And a useful technique is the vignette, or as I have used here, the radial dial in Lightroom to darken virtually all but the main subject. Either subtle or more heavy-handed, the objective is the same; to put your subject clearly in front of your audience.


Tulips 2 (Two Photographs)

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The second two photographs in the series I first posted two days ago. I said then they are a remedy for November. I took these at the Tulip Festival last September. I usually take one day at the festival and manage to fill a card with interesting shots that I work on over the year.


Tulips (Two Photographs)

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These are the first of a set of four photographs (the second set will be posted the day after tomorrow). I intend to print them. I think they would make nice framed prints to brighten up November in the Northern Hemisphere.