The same, but different

by Helen Hooker March. 23, 2017 1699 views

I had another play with some off-camera flash today, this time using a carnation as my subject.  I started off with a single flash to the right of the flower, which sculpted its petals very nicely and turned the cream paint of the wall behind to a soft shade of grey.  I then added a second flash, aimed at the wall to see what difference it would make, leaving the settings and position of the first flash the same.  This time the wall became a pure white backdrop, which totally changed the mood of the image.  I thought I'd use both pictures, editing them differently to create a pair of contrasting images of the same subject.  Which one do you like best?

23 March 2017


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Pam Brighton 4 years, 6 months ago

Like the second high key one very much. Interesting comparison.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kaeyla Mcgee 4 years, 6 months ago

The first, for me, has a wonderful sultry mood and I love the shadows. The second looks almost like a botanical drawing - clear, crisp and detailed. Both lovely.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 4 years, 6 months ago

For me, the first one is more romantic, while #2 is bright & cheerful. I like both!
Thanks for letting us in on your experiment!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 4 years, 6 months ago

#2 is a beauty.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Abigail Gossage 4 years, 6 months ago

The darker one

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Bj Elliott 4 years, 6 months ago

Very nice Helen

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 6 months ago

No preference!
Both grande.
Mxx

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kay Hooker 4 years, 6 months ago

Both are beautiful Helen, but the first gets my vote.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
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