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Collection: Blended Images 2011
Camera: Sony Alpha A55
Lens: Sony SAL 30M28 AF Macro
Location: Botanical Garden
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2011

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Mumford & Sons, Awake My Soul

Another one of the starship tulips. This time I left some of the BG clutter in, to my eyes it adds to the feeling of movement.

After a little PP to brighten up the edges, I added a layer of SEP2 Film Noir preset blended on Darken. When I resized to upload, the edges got a little too bright. oh, well!

It was while editing this one that I realized something about the way I shoot. I don't hold the camera up to my eye, but at arm's length. I aim it by looking at it, to line up the focal plane of the camera with the parts of the flower I want to be in focus. With the camera in my hand, I can make small adjustments to camera-angle. checking the screen to make sure it's still in the frame. When using a macro lens this is important to me. It's funny, how I can be doing something without thinking about it, & then suddenly figure out logically what I've been doing.

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09/06/2011 08:53:37 AM
I saw Mumford on Austin City Limits a couple of weeks ago. I also saw them interviewed and now I like them even more.

This bloom has a sense of reaching, yearning.
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09/06/2011 01:16:19 AM
Very nicely processed, it looks great. I'll have to try your method of photography and see how it works for me - probably not as well for me as for you, because that is a technique you have adopted intuitively, while I would have to actively practice it.
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09/05/2011 07:23:19 PM
Really nice, I like the way you processed this with the black b.ground.
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09/05/2011 12:07:49 PM
Gorgeous colour. Interesting shooting technique.
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09/05/2011 10:08:26 AM
Oh, yes! It's truly stunning!
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