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The tulips are going Sad

Started out trying to capture the texture of the petals, but ended up with this. An interesting setup with a Pyrex dish, a sheet of A4, a flash underneath, and halogen lights from the side.

Processed from raw in PS-CS. Added some "Velvia" treatment too.

Hope you like it! (Never thought I'd be flower arranging!!)

Camera:Pentax *istD Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Pentax 50mm/f1.7
Recording media:Digital ISO200
Title:Fading Glory
Username:mattmatic mattmatic
Uploaded:14 Mar 2004 - 3:06 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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BrianM
BrianM  11 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2004 - 3:36 PM

Colourful, different, effective - well done, nice image.

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2004 - 3:38 PM

Nice image. Good idea. Keep up the experiments!

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2004 - 3:55 PM

Rather like it - effective shot

Dave

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theorderingone
14 Mar 2004 - 4:27 PM

A click for your ingenuity!
Just goes to show you don't always need the worlds most fancy equipment to achieve great results!

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ignius
ignius  10
15 Mar 2004 - 8:47 AM

interesting, like colours

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
15 Mar 2004 - 9:32 AM

Thanks for the comments Smile
(Need more rainy days for more experiments!!)
Matt

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flossie
flossie  111557 forum posts
16 Mar 2004 - 11:13 AM

This jumped out from the thumbnails Matt, what a great idea. I think it might be improved if there wasn't so much shadow but I like it very much.
I'm sure there will be plenty more rainy days so can we expect great stuff from you??

This also made me think about the tulip stem and middle without petals, that's an interesting shape I've never looked at before.

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
16 Mar 2004 - 11:28 AM

Thanks Anne!
I think I'll try a different setup next time. The flash was right underneath the Pyrex dish with no clearance. Next time I'll put the flash on the floor and suspend everything on a couple of chairs so I get a proper back light. Might even invest in a 500x500mm piece of diffusing plastic from our local plastic merchant Wink
I toyed with the idea of removing the shadows with PS, but I grew rather attached to them - I like the sense of depth.
Thanks for commenting!
Matt

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f1ash
f1ash  10
5 Aug 2004 - 2:06 PM

Makes for a really striking image. Very crisp too. click

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