Tulips

by Gethin Thomas August. 19, 2020 656 views

I am not usually into photographing flowers but I make an exception for tulips. I've just rediscovered this one which is one of my favourites. There was something about the arrangement in the simple jug and the contrasting sharp lines of the Venetian blinds and the very pale colours that suddenly made me get my tripod and camera out late one night. I switched all the lights in the room off so it was in total darkness, put the shutter speed on long exposure and then played a torch around the flowers from all angles, resulting in this lighting effect where there seem to be no shadows around the flowers. It was a bit hit and miss and I had to make several attempts to get this effect but it was a great learning experience about lighting.

This was another experimental version which is also interesting, where I just played the torch in a cross pattern.

This was the morning after, where there is a sort of back lit glow to the flowers. I shot from a very low angle to get the tree outside as a frame. They are just such a photogenic flower.

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Camellia Staab 3 months, 2 weeks ago

All very nice but my favorite is #2. The way the light angles into the flowers is very attractive and eye appealing. Almost like arrow pointing to the "star".

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