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By ejtumman    
I seem to be going for exposure nightmares at the moment, but I'm pleased with this as it has the effect I required.

The background was created in photoshop, printed off onto Matt paper, and stuck on the window. I wanted the daylight from both sides to bring out the folds in the petals. I used a piece of A4 paper, just under the camera, to throw a bit of light on the front.

ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/6

Thanks for taking the time..... Emma :o)

Oh..... the flowers are called Lisianthus... The composition goes from left to right, but in size instead of development of flower. I tried it with the small one on the left, but it didn't look right :o)

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: flakeyflower, Tony_M, geegee and 62 more

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geegee 17 29 England
13 Apr 2005 11:08AM
Lovely work.

Best wishes,
elcid 16 150 England
13 Apr 2005 11:12AM
Great shot Emma, lovely detail.

Eden 16 40 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 11:15AM
well done - an interesting image well presented
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 11:15AM
Nicely composed series. Well done Emma.
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 11:17AM
OH WOW Emma ....awesome shot once again
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
13 Apr 2005 11:19AM
You are certainly the flower queen at the moment Wink
ejtumman 17 2.8k England
13 Apr 2005 11:22AM
Thanks for the kind comments, and thanks for the EC, Pete!!!

Emma ;o))
csurry 19 9.2k 92
13 Apr 2005 11:37AM
Oh my god, Emmas deadly with that new toy of hers.

I guess following Pete's comment I have to relinquish the crown I was given some time ago. Spent too long doing wildlife the young whippersnappers have taken over Wink)
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
13 Apr 2005 11:49AM
Spectacular image that has been well thought out and worked, congrats on EC, well deserved I'd say!

ejtumman 17 2.8k England
13 Apr 2005 11:50AM
LOL @ Cheryl...... I'll share the crown if you like ;o) ...... I've still a long way to go!!

Thanks again
Emma ;o)
13 Apr 2005 12:05PM
great image emma,these flowers do look lovely in all their stages,congrats on EC.
click samantha
13 Apr 2005 12:12PM
On a roll Emma! Congrats on a very well deserved EC. K.

PS The more I look at your work the more I'm convinced that my camera is in need of a trade in or could be I'm just pants! LOL
lizziew 16 5
13 Apr 2005 12:18PM
lovely one liz
paulstefan 16 509 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 12:20PM
The Flower Queen, huh?! Congrats on the EC, Emma - t'is an excellent idea and very well setup and produced.
cheers, Paul
Consulo 17 840 10 Scotland
13 Apr 2005 12:38PM
Oustanding work, congrats on the EC.

Also, thanks very much for stating how you made your background - so simple to do, yet I'd never thought of it. Smile
Cristian 16 950 1
13 Apr 2005 1:16PM
Great photo Emma. - This really stood out in the Readers Gallery section.


Pete_g 16 327 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 1:46PM
Amazing Emma....well deserved EC

Terry L 17 609 5 England
13 Apr 2005 1:49PM
Very well thought out and nicely put together, well done Emma.

turtle1 17 41 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 1:51PM
A well deserved EC. The clarity and composition is great - all put together nicely
Tom_H 16 48 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 2:36PM
Nice one Emma, lovely shot; and thanks for the description of how you achieved it, very useful for us point and click without thinking types Smile
suleesia 16 176 Malaysia
13 Apr 2005 5:21PM
a fine example of purist photography! brilliant use of common items with your methods to create a quality end result. Congrats!
katieb 17 255 4 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 10:25PM
Emma that's beautifully done.
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 11:21PM
Superb work, many congratulations.
User_Removed 16 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 11:38PM
Have a '30' on me.
conrad 17 10.9k 116
14 Apr 2005 12:12AM
Wow, youve certainly done it again - another great shot! And two awards - well deserved!

Ewan 18 383 Scotland
14 Apr 2005 12:24AM
Nice work. Lisianthus are lovely flowers too. My best seller Smile
junglecat 17 12
14 Apr 2005 12:39AM
Very elegent. Great shot.
flowerted 17 106 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2005 2:44AM
never seen these but will have to go and get some
congrats on the awards lol
steve neil 16 597 Australia
14 Apr 2005 4:16AM
Thats beautiful Emma - Using the printed background is a good trick and you done it well.

Class shot and congrats
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2005 7:27AM
Quality work,very well presented,

And a pleasure to view.


Congratulations on your EC.
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Apr 2005 10:50AM
Ooooooooooh...and great DIY lighting set up.
ejtumman 17 2.8k England
14 Apr 2005 11:05AM
LOL @ Keith!!

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

Emma ;o)
bassan Plus
18 15
15 Apr 2005 1:38PM
lovely shot, nice concept
IRaddict 18 34
17 Apr 2005 5:03AM
Delicately done, congrats on a well crafted image :0)
18 Apr 2005 2:26AM
Congrats on POTW Smile K.
ejtumman 17 2.8k England
18 Apr 2005 2:32AM
Thanks K, and everyone whose been kind enough to comment.

Emma ;o)
guidoa 19 1.4k United Kingdom
18 Apr 2005 4:03AM
Love the shot. What font did u use?
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
18 Apr 2005 10:10AM
Nearly fell off my chair then, and Suzie the wife say's she didn't believe it after all that stick youv'e been giving out!

Well Done Emma, I reckon you you'll be well impressed when you get you piccie from Gaskin Images as I did this morning.....Many Many congratulation......

Ade & Sue
jasonewell 16 34 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2005 1:56PM
Congratulations Emma, on the EC and the POTW!. Great work.
elikag 16 749
18 Apr 2005 8:41PM
Good lighting, good composition. Great shot! Congrats on the EC and POTW. click.

Ilia Kagan.
Casper 16
18 Apr 2005 9:55PM
Delicate composition
well done
Congrats on the awards
shaun 17 368 England
19 Apr 2005 11:25PM
Congratulations Emma on POTW. Thanks for the description, I'm sure a lot of people will be inspired to try this technique. Just goes to show what you can achieve with a bit of available light and some creative thinking!

shotis 17
23 Apr 2005 4:00AM
Love it! Well done.
Tony_M 17 342 England
21 May 2005 2:31AM
Very well thought out and exectued photo. The lighting is excellent.

Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
21 Jul 2005 10:36AM
like ur composition and thought. i tried the similar idea too...Wink

flakeyflower 15 17 Scotland
3 Nov 2005 1:57PM
beautiful shot

21 Nov 2005 9:05AM
Great synthesis !!
12 Jul 2007 8:05PM
Beautiful. Thanks for writing about your process.

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