I organized several Morning Glory and one Oleander blossom in a bowl filled with water. I mounted a flash underneath the bowl and created a so called high key stack. In post production I created this image editing in layers and using mask techniques,
I had to cut off a branch of my trumpet vine since it was growing into the back porch door. I carefully cut the blossoms and arrange them in a bowl of water.Then I photographed them and focus stacked several images. Finally I added a Topaz art filter to get this image.
I cut twenty blossoms from one of my neighbors blooming bush and arranged them in a bowl of water. I photographed a high key stack of images which I combined using different blending modes and masks to create this image.
Mike has been a blacksmith for several decades. He worked hard in his life and I wanted to show the harshness in his portrait. I decided to used a honeycomb strobe to emphasize on half of his face and I photographed him while he was looking into the direction of the strobe.
Enjoy the image and keep on creating great images!
I am still working on Almond blossoms. In this image I exposed for the background and illuminated the blossom with a strobe light. I used anhelios 44-2. lens that. Created that beautiful background blur.
I am still working on Almond blossoms. This morning I went out photographing with a 200mm prime lens. I picked a perfect Blossom and darkened the background by selecting a 1/2000 sec. exposure time or so. I illuminated the blossom with a strobe light and a honeycomb to bundle the light.
I have a large potato bush blooming in my yard. Yesterday I wanted to do some creative shadow images and I used a branch with a blossom as my subject. I put a translucent reflector between camera and subject and mounted the flash on a stand on the opposite side of the branch pointing directly into the camera lens. Then I experimented with flash and camera setting. This is the image I liked best so far.