Today I made sure I took time to play with the flowers and my camera. I wanted to work on my mirrored desk surface. It's actually a blackish/grey glass, but it reflects nicely at times.
I wanted to play with using an external light source other than the sun. All the photos I take are outside, so I am indoors this time around. I need a lot more education to get them where I want to be.
I need to understand and practice more with adjusting settings and such, but today I wasn't in the mood. I wanted LIGHT. I wanted to see how using an external light source could help me create shadows or get more focused.
So then I thought, well I don't like losing the petals on the left at all into the light. So, I tried again.
This one was much better. The focus is on the center and back petals, where I wanted it. But, I'm not quite happy with the petals in the forefront being lost again. I do particularly love the far right petal curved under and the reflection
This is closer to what I was looking for. I wanted more of the flower itself in focus, the background as dark as I could make it. I do enjoy that the flower on the right, since it's turned away, is more shadowed. But, I wonder if I could get a light over there too.
Still so much to learn, but a bit of an improvement