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Photo365 - 3 - B&W Challenge Rose


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Photo365 - 3 - B&W Challenge Rose

3 Jan 2011 11:20PM   Views : 8449 Unique : 584

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.


Tags: Flowers Dried Black and white Ringlight


KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
4 Jan 2011 7:12AM

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
Pete 19 18.8k 97 England
8 Jan 2011 10:57AM
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

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