Art · black & white · flowers · FOTD · Macro · monochrome · Photo Challenges · still life · Textures

Let the Light in . . .

Oh look! More of the pesky pink tulips! Obviously I had a blast shooting these in a variety of set ups . . . one thing I have noticed, this picture in particular is great in colour or black & white, BUT for some reason (probably the lack of distracting colour) I notice the light shining on the flowers much more when it’s in monochrome.

You might notice that my light is almost always to the right of the photo – That’s a window. My studio is actually my laundry room, in the basement, but it’s a daylight basement. The location was originally supposed to be a bathroom, but upon reflection, during construction, we decided that with 3 kids, having the laundry room in the mudroom off the garage was not going to work for us. So we moved the bathroom a few feet and popped the laundry room in. We didn’t change the frosted glass on the window, so I have naturally diffused light all the time. The countertop makes a lovely sturdy, waterproof location for photographing flowers. Or anything small.

Anyhow, I love how the light is hitting the tulips. Since it’s so pretty – this is today’s entry for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. Thanks for visiting!!

Art · black & white · flowers · FOTD · Macro · Photo Challenges

Easter Lilies

Did a little experiment today . . . I turned off the lights in my little studio and used my bounce flash for the first time in years! Using the new lens that arrived on Friday – this 100mm macro is SWEET!! And while I’m experimenting, I thought this would be a good time to try Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) challenge, but I don’t know if it’s going to work. Having technical difficulties.

Thanks for visiting – hope you had a great weekend!