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Fading Glory

By mattmatic  
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!!)

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: deviant, BrianM, davidbailie and 5 more

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BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2004 3:36PM
Colourful, different, effective - well done, nice image.

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deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2004 3:38PM
Nice image. Good idea. Keep up the experiments!
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2004 3:55PM
Rather like it - effective shot

theorderingone 14 2.4k
14 Mar 2004 4:27PM
A click for your ingenuity!
Just goes to show you don't always need the worlds most fancy equipment to achieve great results!
ignius 14
15 Mar 2004 8:47AM
interesting, like colours
mattmatic 14 598
15 Mar 2004 9:32AM
Thanks for the comments Smile
(Need more rainy days for more experiments!!)
flossie 14 1.6k
16 Mar 2004 11:13AM
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.
mattmatic 14 598
16 Mar 2004 11:28AM
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!
f1ash 13 2
5 Aug 2004 2:06PM
Makes for a really striking image. Very crisp too. click

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