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Yellow Tulips
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AllenP


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Challenge: Yellow Still Life (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Apr 4, 2012
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2012

2 speedlights plus a reflector. One speedlight with a snoot on and covered with a yellow gel hitting the black background. One speedlight with a softbox on hitting the flowers from left. A white board serving as a reflector on the right.

Thank you all for your comments and compliments. Purchased a few yellow tulips from a grocery store, put them in a vase and photographed them. I would be more than happy to share whatever I know about lighting with anybody that is interested in any of my shots.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 93
Avg (all users): 7.2613
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.0851
Avg (non-participants): 7.3906
Views since voting: 3740
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 111
Comments: 46
Favorites: 12 (view)


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04/18/2012 07:29:00 AM
This is just gorgeous Allen! Thanks for the offer on the lighting - I may take you up on it if I ever can talk my wife into buying any more photo gear....
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04/17/2012 09:58:10 AM
Goregeous shot! Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/17/2012 09:47:36 AM
The lighting on these tulips is just spectacular - creates just the right balance of shadows and highlights to make the textures and color of the flower pop visually. The spread of flowers just fills the composition allowing us to drink in the beauty of this floral bouquet. This was one of my 10's. Congrats on the Blue Allen!

Message edited by author 2012-04-17 10:44:18.
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04/17/2012 08:49:01 AM
Congrats. You can never go wrong with tulips. :)
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04/17/2012 05:44:52 AM
I would be very interested to know more about your lighting techniques as this is excellent! Congratulations!
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04/16/2012 06:15:05 PM
Beautiful photo; great light work. Congrats.
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04/16/2012 04:47:21 PM
This is a truly gorgeous photo. Nicely done!
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04/16/2012 03:05:47 PM
Congrats and well done.
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04/16/2012 02:50:57 PM
Great work Allen, DOF is spot on and the image itself is beautiful.
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04/16/2012 11:58:32 AM
my favorite flowers!
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04/16/2012 11:49:32 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,good work for sure.
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04/16/2012 10:55:52 AM
Congratulations Allen, First class work.
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04/16/2012 10:08:20 AM
Beautiful!!!! Congrats on your Blue :)
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04/16/2012 10:08:04 AM
Congratulations. So happy this won - makes me think that sometimes I DO know what I am looking at ;-) - was a 10 from me - loved it.
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04/16/2012 08:56:23 AM
You are a lighting master Allen.
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04/16/2012 08:20:33 AM
A pleasure being on the podium with you. I love the lighting of this shot. Tonight I will try the same set up and see what I can get ;)
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04/16/2012 08:12:00 AM
A man of many talents, congrats Allen.
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04/16/2012 04:31:42 AM
Congratulations!!!
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04/16/2012 04:30:57 AM
Very well done. If you ever move to England and you need a student you can teach me. Congrats.
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04/16/2012 03:47:40 AM
Wow... I could give this to my wife and she would not smack me with a lefty.. This looks so real and the lighting setup comment appreciated. Congrats on the Blue
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04/16/2012 03:37:37 AM
Gorgeous light and detail Allen, congrats on the blue!
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04/16/2012 03:18:51 AM
Beautiful, Allen
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04/16/2012 02:56:09 AM
Congratulations! Beautifully done. My top 2 were the top 2.
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04/16/2012 02:32:34 AM
congrats..
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04/16/2012 01:26:14 AM
Lovely - Congrats on the Blue!
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04/16/2012 12:39:55 AM
I'm not at all sure why you added stuff to the top, but...

GOLLY! I can almost SMELL them here at my monitor. Such clarity!

Well done.
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04/16/2012 12:21:54 AM
Hey your even good at still's nice one.
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04/16/2012 12:15:49 AM
The lighting is amazing on this. I could reach out and pull one of them right out of my screen. Excellent shot Allen...congrats.

Dave
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/15/2012 09:37:55 PM
The lighting on this is so soft and beautiful. Very nicely done. (voted earlier)
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04/15/2012 05:49:04 PM
Nothing flash just good old use of light. I hope this is on the front in the morning. 10
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04/15/2012 12:06:25 PM
This is good :)
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04/15/2012 10:38:40 AM
Classic setup and well done.
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04/15/2012 05:20:29 AM
10!
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04/15/2012 12:54:08 AM
Beautiful light & tones
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04/14/2012 02:40:38 PM
Stunning.
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04/13/2012 12:07:13 PM
Wonderful rich tones and lovely light.
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04/13/2012 02:11:28 AM
Beautiful flowers, beautifully photographed and presented. One of my top 2.
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04/12/2012 08:21:50 PM
This is wonderful! Very nicely done.
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04/12/2012 12:41:33 AM
Brialliant! well done!
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04/10/2012 12:04:25 PM
Top 3
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04/09/2012 11:20:00 PM
definitely my favorite Well done!
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04/09/2012 02:16:51 PM
Beautiful light. Soft and even. Well done. Should do very well.
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04/09/2012 09:07:44 AM
So pretty. Tulips have become my favorite.
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04/09/2012 07:39:57 AM
10 my fav for the blue
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04/09/2012 07:16:31 AM
One of the best flower shots in this lot for me.
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04/09/2012 12:07:22 AM
Oh. FABULOUS!!

It's so detailed and... warm.



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