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Once again all I can say is thank you for the awards on my last few images, it really does mean a lot. I normally thank those personally (and will do soon) but I've had quite a few messages to catch up on.

This is a continuation on the Arrum Lillie project, again in the style of Mapplethorpe, similar composition to my recent POTW, but with an added twist. This is from a converted IR camera (Nikon D80), no focus stacking this time, as I wanted a dreamlike effect, I set the aperture to F22 and delibrately took a creative decision (honestly I did) to introduce some diffraction - even on full frame I rarely use a smaller aperture than F13-F16.

Diffraction is, I believe what gives film based IR a dreamlike quality, not easy with converted cameras as they are too good (the sensor focal plane has been altered to account for the wavelength differences).

I tried to use flash but I couldn't get any real results to speak of, so resorted to natural light - from the right.

Anyway my thoughts.

Oh nearly forgot I added just a hint of Selenium toning, just to enhance the mood I was trying to evoke.

In many ways this is my favourite image of the 2, don't ask me why I'm not sure, but I guess maybe as Ive put my stamp on it as I've not seen IR used before in still lifes.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Dec 2012 - 1:05 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:8sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Private Dancer
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:15 Jan 2013 - 6:43 AM
Tags:Black & white, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Infra-red, Ir, Specialist / abstract, Still life
Votes:37

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:10 AM

Good morning Nick...another beautiful picture.
Tom.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:30 AM

First, many congratulations on the POTW award. I have a weakness for b&w flowers, they seem aloof, distant, I want to be alone... And I do very much prefer the processing here. It has the cool, sculptural quality of white marble.
Moira

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:52 AM

Aye well done on the POTW it was stunning,this is beautiful and understated . Like the narrative also maybe learn a few tricks of the trade Wink

Rod

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:10 AM

Nick, your POTW was as good as they get, but like you this would be my choice of the two, perfection is not misplaced when describing this image!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:41 AM

These arum lily images are inspirational. Congrats on POTW!
Ann

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 8:42 AM

Wonderful shot and composed immaculately ...

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 9:13 AM

Another award winner this Nick, fabulous image


LesF

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:12 PM

Stunning image.......Sandy

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:48 PM

Loved the prior, and congratulations on POTW for that one.

This one is also beautiful, but in a different way. The processing has changed this to remind of a fine translucent porcelain.

Anne

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:05 PM

Like what you have acheived here Nick.
Congrats on the POTW too.
Regards Richard.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5179 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 10:03 PM

Sumptuous toning Nick. There is a subtlety and fluidity of light and shade that is just beautiful. Congratulations on the POTW for your last upload.

Derek

Last Modified By derekhansen at 15 Jan 2013 - 10:06 PM

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 3:29 AM

Lovely lines Nick,I too prefer this one,I think it has lots more movement/fluidity ( lovely word ) & looks as though you have lit it from within.

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