Posts tagged “Flower Photography

Alone in the Field (Two Photographs)

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Out of focus flowers make for nice backgrounds for other flowers. Depth of field is the tried and true way to isolate a subject, assuming a good background. Fields of flowers offer several approaches for good photographs but this one works very well.


Not Noise, Not Grain (Two Photographs)

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Noise and grain are often confused. The first is a result of the sensors attempts to capture light at high ISO, the second was a function of old-fashioned film, you bought film that would give you the grain you wanted. Here it is a function of detail enhancement and the effect on the background; when you are increasing tonal distinctions in the monochrome range this is what you can get and depending on your taste it works or it doesn’t. 


Flower (Two Photographs)

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This is one of those cases where I cannot make up my mind which photo is better. In the black and white I played with the software to get an interesting background for the flower. A touch exaggerated but a very nice flower.

 

 


Flowers Done in Luminar 2018 (Two Photographs)

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Most modern software apart from Lightroom and Photoshop, automatically apply too much colour saturation for my taste. Though I suspect this is because that is what the majority of photographers want. You just have to pull back the sliders to avoid this. I have tried these flowers with a bit more saturation to see how it goes. By the way, a photograph to be processed in black and white will benefit from a bit more contrast and saturation.

 


Tulips (Two Photographs)

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I take a significant number of Tulip photographs ( all one day of a festival). I then work on them throughout the year. They seem popular. I like the ability to work with multiple elements in a photo and highlight a specific subject. Fun to work with, a delight for the eye.


A Floral Arrangement (Two Photographs)

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I took these in a wild garden, the flowers are not curated or gardened. The bouquet is natural. I liked how the flowers were positioned as well as the lighting, just a touch macabre in black and white.

 


Flowers (Two Photographs)

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These could easily have been processed in colour, but I am working on some new ideas in contrast. They say photography has a steep learning curve but to some degree it’s getting easier for everyone. Mirror-less cameras with “what you see is what you get” viewfinders, and easier to use processing tools have removed some of the difficulty but working on contrast is still challenging.