Posts tagged “Flower Photography

Surreal (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes I can envisage a final processed product, that is slightly different from the original captured image. The black and white, which I have worked with, has a certain surreal air to it because the balance between light and dark is accentuated.


Math and Chaos (Two Photographs)

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There is a certain repetitive pattern in the subject flower though it is surrounded by a chaos of similar flowers in decay with much less distinguishable pattern. Put another way – fractals, patterns and a sort of natural entropy.


HDR (Two Photographs)

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Today, HDR is easy with many software options available. The days of over the top HDR are not over, that option still exists, but it is much easier to do natural HDR photos like this from five separate exposures. Worth looking into as many more cameras have the necessary bracketing features.


Heads or Tails (Two Photographs)

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Let’s face it, nature photography is a bit of a game. You never know what you will see or if you will see something or that your shots will turn out just the way you want them to. Time is always of the essence, everything is transient.


Tulip Festival (Two Photographs)

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Every year I try to go to the local Tulip Festival for a day. I will try to get as many shots as I can. Usually I end up with more than I could possibly publish on this blog, or on SmugMug, though I have posted many. I find tulips an irresistible subject. I will have to get back to Holland one of these days.


Framing (Three Photographs)

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Flowers provide excellent subjects for framing. Out of focus backgrounds and contrasting colours are used as frames in these images. It’s a technique that can be used in many kinds of photography.


Flower Photography (Two Photographs)

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To keep up, I read articles on photography from around the world. Articles on flower photography come up frequently and they focus primarily on two subjects: composition and backgrounds (in the latter case frequently suggesting to bring your own). Flowers (wind notwithstanding) are still subjects so there is usually ample room to change perspective for composing in camera. On the other hand, flowers are often growing in the earth and the ground is seldom photogenic, or so we are told. I think the black and white shot deals with both issues nicely while the colour version has too many distractions.