Day 105: Vibrant Hibiscus

by Ivan Steenkamp April. 20, 2017 1020 views


The weather was very grey when I took this photo. That was a good thing though!

I suppose you know what a softbox is, so the following will make sense to you. When the sky is full of clouds, like it was when I took the photo, it acts as a huge softbox. The clouds diffuse the sunlight and then delivers a very soft and even light. This is very good light for capturing detail and textures (It is also good for portraits).

When I took the photo I did not purposely compose it to a composition rule. In Photoshop I cropped it to the Golden Ration (similar to Rule of Thirds) with the lower right intersection on the pink part of the Hibiscus.

A bright yellow and pink Hibiscus in its green bush

Golden Ratio

Metadata: D5300, 18-105mm @ 34mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/800, ISO-100.

Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Color Efex Pro.


All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. ~ Indian Proverb

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