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By Atlas    
Sorry this is a really boring flower shot. I was hoping to do something more exciting after not uploading for just over two months!

1/2000 sec
ISO 50

Lighting was just a small slave flash fired behind sheet of white Perspex.

The flower is a Chrysanthemum stood in a crystal vinegar bottle thingy and some green food colouring in the water to add some colour to what would otherwise have been a totally colourless image.

Tags: Nikon Atlas Backlit Rob g atlas Flower Glass Bottle Atlas30 Green Crystal Flowers and plants Back lit Chrysanthemum Back lighting Vinegar

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boring ? this is brilliant.

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paulstefan Plus
13 509 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2005 6:32AM
Welcome back Wink
Nice and clean shot this, Rob.
Cheers, Paul
16 Dec 2005 6:32AM
simple & effective
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
16 Dec 2005 6:35AM
simple but striking shot.
cdm36 Plus
14 391 7 England
16 Dec 2005 6:35AM
Cracking shot Rob, effective use of light.

Dennie Plus
13 260 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2005 6:35AM
I love the colouring, and the detail of the crystal. I think the deatil is lost in the flower. But your eyes are just drawn straight to that lovely green. I think it would of made a good shot whitout the flower. Denise x
16 Dec 2005 6:38AM
Not boring at all...simply beautiful!
sunshot Plus
13 24 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2005 6:39AM
well done
16 Dec 2005 6:43AM
I actually think the flower serves a great purpose, it leads you back to the beauty of the vase filled with absynthSmile
what kind of light did you use?
16 Dec 2005 6:43AM
excellent, brilliant, great!
Kim Walton Plus
14 145 30 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2005 6:47AM
Nice image and great use of light.
TeresaH Plus
12 1.1k United Kingdom
16 Dec 2005 6:48AM
Welcome back Rob, you've been missed.

A crystal clear shot, good detail in the large version.

Teresa Smile
IanFlindt Plus
13 740 21 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2005 6:56AM
The Man is Back!! Of course, I'm hoping it was my recent message on your last upload that encouraged you to return, but that would be too vain of me. :o)

Boring? This? Get away, Rob - there ain't nothing boring about this. The work you've applied to it in terms of lighting and colouring is absolutely superb. An inspired and beautifully executed image.
16 Dec 2005 6:56AM
Wish I could do boring shots like this, lovely simple image
16 Dec 2005 6:56AM
No. As flower shots go, this one is quite good! Good idea, well shot.
Pete_g Plus
13 327 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2005 7:13AM
Super and image
shitzkit Plus
13 147
16 Dec 2005 7:16AM
what a fantastic shot this is good work on the lighting and love the green well done
C_Daniels Plus
13 399 10 England
16 Dec 2005 7:52AM
Back with another classy offering Rob...
The flower heads a bit too dark for me but I really like the rest!
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
16 Dec 2005 7:57AM
I really don't find this image boring,it's very well composed & photographed,love the 'vase' & the green food colouring just adds that bit of colour.Lovely lighting & this !!
dark_lord Plus
13 2.1k 508 England
16 Dec 2005 8:09AM
Simple and effective, there's enough interest in the glass to not be boring. Not to everyone's taste admittedly, but I like it.
SueTurner Plus
13 81 3 England
16 Dec 2005 8:33AM
Looks good to me

16 Dec 2005 8:36AM
Interesting shot, Love the green in it!
old timer Plus
13 55 1 Scotland
16 Dec 2005 8:56AM
Welcome back, Rob. I think this works well.
JouŠo Plus
13 56 Finland
16 Dec 2005 9:09AM
one word: quality

janehewitt Plus
14 215 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2005 11:27AM
Can't believe you have a crystal vinegar bottle! Congrats on the photo on the cover of FPME by the way! Jane
16 Dec 2005 12:01PM
He's back!!! And it's a cracker Smile

Love the lighting..
beautiful something very sensual in its simplicity, love the lighting in the foreground..

Happy festive season

lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2005 1:05PM
wish my boring shots were this good Smile

Good to see you back and congrats on the FPME cover - looks fantastic.
Atlas Plus
14 621 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2005 4:52PM
Thankyou all very much for the welcome back :o) I will try and keep up with it in future.

MattieW the lighting was a very small (PORTAFLASH AC STUDIO SLAVE FLASH 208W) triggered by a nearby softbox.

Thanks Jane and Chris! I'm very lucky to have my image on the cover of FPME I think. They've printed the wrong shooting info in the mag, but i'm not going to worry about that too much. Can't complain! :o)
Atlas Plus
14 621 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2005 5:04PM
I'll try and catch up with you all on Sunday evening :o)
18 Dec 2005 8:17AM
Excellent shot !
18 Dec 2005 10:06AM
boring???? this shot is fantastic
excellent job!
thewaiter Plus
16 1.2k 9 England
19 Dec 2005 12:56AM
glad to see you back Rob, hope things have gone well for you...
Atlas Plus
14 621 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2005 6:07AM
Thanks jan, Ivana and Kevin :o)

Things are going very well thanks Kevin!

Sorry everyone I'm still trying to find time to catch up with you all. I'll try again tonight hopefully :o)
20 Dec 2005 12:37AM
Another excellent addition to your portfolio.
Atlas Plus
14 621 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2005 2:22AM
Thanks very much Phil!
Lou41 Plus
12 139 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2005 6:37AM
Not sure about the flower but the colour and lighting of the vase is spot on, great shot!
Merry christmas! LOU x
24 Dec 2005 3:20AM
Great work! Have a good christmas! Smile
25 Dec 2005 12:13AM
Thought it was a Christmas cocktail shot.... Smile

Happy Christmas, Rob!
25 Dec 2005 3:03AM
Good stuff as always Rob. Merry Xmas
28 Dec 2005 6:56PM
This is great! Great concept and fabulous clear details. well done.
29 Dec 2005 4:49AM
Superb shot, love the subtle colours.

Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2005 12:33AM
super work rob
Atlas Plus
14 621 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2006 7:11AM
Thanks for all the comments and good wishes everyone! :o) I will get around to catching up with you all eventually LOL!
7 Jan 2006 1:06PM
1st class work in every way.

Hey Rob...
Just now seeing this...A Nice Shot and the colours are awesome!
Hope you're having a nice New Year's...Smile
Take care,
Suzan Smile
liparig Plus
13 233 United States
16 Jan 2006 12:50PM
excellent shot
annaliese Plus
13 421 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2006 12:27AM
Certainly not boring! and shot to perfection as always, I hope your well rob Smile

Atlas Plus
14 621 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2006 9:30AM
Thanks Mike, Suzan, Joe and Annaliese :o)
21 Jan 2006 12:04PM
Hi there Rob - welcome back, great to see you posting again. Personally I'm not a fan of cut crystal and would prefer a less ornate jug, but that's me! Fabulously well lit, as always ...

Susie :o)
glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
21 Jan 2006 8:46PM
Nice shot, didn't know you were posting again, nice to have you back! Spot on! Click!!!

dani2 Plus
13 45
30 Jun 2006 10:26PM
Beautiful photo, amazing as always. Love it.

oppo Plus
11 6 2 Scotland
12 Aug 2006 8:23PM
Monochromatic if it wasn't for the green. I thought at first it was a selective colour job in photoshop. Very simple but brilliant !

Atlas Plus
14 621 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2006 2:09AM
Thank you Phil. No Photoshop work on this at all, apart from cropping, resizing and saving for web Smile
starliz Plus
13 1.6k 3 England
14 Feb 2007 8:49AM
love this,the graduating grey with the green just in the right place even the flower looks good Smilebeautiful..
Atlas Plus
14 621 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 11:59PM
Thanks I'm pleased you like it Smile
10 May 2008 12:13AM

Atlas Plus
14 621 United Kingdom
18 May 2008 7:53PM
Thanks David Smile

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