First off, THANK YOU ALL for the amazing comments on my butterfly pic.
I was gonna upload another shot of the same butterfly but with the garden in the background as the little fella sat on a different twig. But something happened last night and I thought I'd upload the result to see what you think.
The army camp behind my house has this bright orange street lamp which casts some nice light (and shadow) onto the garden and into the patio a bit.
I was messing around with long exposures since it was a still night. And I mean STILL.
Anywho, in the patio stood this anthurium which I'd snipped and stuck in a block of Oasis a couple of days ago. Just I was about to call it a night, I noticed how the anthurium caught the orange light. So I set the tripod, set the cam and took a few shots.
Processing-wise, I cleaned out the background 'cos there were a few bits slightly showing out of the black. I then increased Lightness by 20%. Oh, and cropped it into a square.
When I looked at it on the computer initially, I was quite amazed. Normally there is no way anything taken outside in the evening would be sharp with a 15 second exposure. But like I said, it was a REALLY still night last night
I know this is not a punchy image but I had to share it with you all anyway. Is it a bit too dark?
The shot's stats:
Focal length: 21.7mm (digital)
Shutter: 15 seconds
Tripod with 2 second self-timer
Hope you all have a good weekend!