In contrast to roses, tulips have such a simple elegance. For me roses are rococo - while tulips are art nouveau. In springtime, I often have tulips in my livingroom, sometimes a single one, somtimes a bouquet. Often I take a picture of them and I came to the conclusion, that high key settings perfectly harmonize with the elegance of this flower. In this case my model was a special breed, extremely long, approx.70cm (27,5 inch) and the flower-head was very thick in a beautiful color mix. In my opinion the high key let the flower appear more painted then photographed.
All this photos are unedited (very unusual for me), but my challenge was, to create a different look only by changing the exposure and/or the aperture. ISO was always 100. I always used the same lens: Canon EF 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS USM.
The background were my white curtains. Partly visisble in the last photo, as well as the floor. (Believe me, it was the hardest thing for me, not to correct that before posting...It disturbs my sense of aesthetics very very much.) 😒
I hate it, that the captions don't work properly on PB, I needed several login/logouts until I finally had the correct value under each pic...I know, the settings are also published in the exif, but I thought for comparison it's easier to have them right below the pics.
My personal fav's are #3 - because the colors are matching most with the original colors and - funny enough - #6, because for me it looks most artsy and I can imagine it best on a white wall. And yours?
Off-topic - yes I was absend for a while and I don't know whether this will change in future. I was quite unmotivated concerning photography in the last month and I became a bit moody due to endless month of greyness outside. Now the wheather became better - but the world faces other and far worse problems. I don't want to be one of those who are complaining about the corona crisis or giving good advices - to be honest, it annoyes me meanwhile...(On the other hand I can understand, that people want to talk about it.) The only thing I wish everybody here is, that you and all your beloved stay healthy and that the current economic crisis will not burden you too much over the next few years...