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Archive for March, 2010

If I could set this one up again I’d try to aim more light at the background, and also a bit more on the front of the blooms but I love the chaotic free look of the arrangement.

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Red Tulips

Another tulip shot – I was taken with the curves of the stems as the blooms arched downward.   I was studying the composition when setting up this shot, leaving some open space on the left to balance the bold red tulips on the right and center.

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Eddie’s guest blogging feature on lightboxes inspired me to get mine out of storage and set it up to play with again.  Using some of his lighting info I tackled something I’ve found difficult – getting a bright background.  I’m still not happy with the results but I’m getting closer.  I am fairly happy with the overall results I achieved, particularly the composition.  Over the next few days I’ll share a few tulip shots to celebrate Spring!

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Another seed pod shot – just to celebrate getting home early enough to catch some of the evening light on a sunny day.  I really liked the shape of this open pod and played around a bit with the composition to highlight it against the blue sky to help it stand out.

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I decided I’d try cropping the shot to minimize the background (while still leaving a bit of green in there for Ron) and I think it does bring a lot more attention to the texture of the seed pods while still leaving some of the background for contrast.  Which do you like better?

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The color and active but soft background was a nice surprise in this shot.  I like the painterly brush stroke quality of this image but perhaps they are just a little too active and maybe a bit distracting.  What do you think?

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I was a bit awestruck by the branch that had been driven into the ground so it was the subject of several shots.  I like the textures of the broken edge and lichen against the soft pastel colors of the background, created with the shallow depth of field.

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