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Photo365 - 3 - B&W Challenge Rose

Pete > Pete Blog > Photo365 - 3 - B&W Challenge Rose
03/01/2011 - 11:20 PM



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Today's entry for my Photo365 project was inspired by the ePHOTOzine Black & White group who've set there weekly B&W challenge with the theme flowers. I decided to dismantle the Christmas flower display that was wilted after a week of intense heat from central heating and fireplace. And pulled out a dried rose.
I placed it on the garage floor which makes a great background and illuminated with a home made ringlight.
I used a Pentax ist D which has been converted to infrared and here's the result after a bit of post processing in Lightroom.

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Tags: Black & white, Dried, Flowers, Ringlight

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 74168 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2011 - 7:12 AM


Quote: home made ringlight

This year (after Rachel leaves) I am hoping to set up a small 'studio' in a corner of her room - I'd be interested to know how you made a ringlight! I've noticed images of bugs using this kind of light always look more natural (especially bugs with shiny wings!). Smile

Last Modified By KarenFB at 4 Jan 2011 - 7:13 AM
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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2011 - 10:57 AM

The ring light is a ceiling light that is sold in B&Q with a metal back plate that is a dome shaped ceiling light with a circular fluorescent tube. I cut a hole in the metal plate and removed the dome shaped shade. It's a bit electrically unsafe but works wonders! More details here DIY Ringflash

Last Modified By Pete at 8 Jan 2011 - 11:02 AM
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