Latest Studio Work – Rose

I spent some time in the studio this weekend, shooting a few different cut flower subjects and experimenting with a couple sheets of Plexiglass for different affects. I bought a sheet of white and a sheet of black Plexiglass and using my studio lights and a few foam core backdrops, I came up with the image below. (I wish I could find some plugin where I could draw out the lighting setup used for this image, all within the WordPress Post writing tool. Hmm. I’ll have to go searching now…)

The setup for this shot is a simple rose placed on black Plexiglass with two white foam insulation boards enclosing the background. Single light source in a 36-inch softbox to camera right. The light consists of only the modeling lamp as the trigger cord for the strobe was disconnected for this shot.

Enjoy and please, let me know what you think in the comments below.


Springtime Flowers 20110226 131

Springtime Flowers 20110226 131



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Dandelion

With all the recent rains, my grass is looking great! But so too are these nasty little weeds. This is about the only useful thing to do with these weeds. Then I’m off to fertilize and conquer them! :)


Dandelion


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Backyard Robin

I got tired of looking at the computer this weekend and ventured out back on Saturday to see how our Peonies, Roses and vegetable garden were fairing with all this afternoon rain we’ve been getting. The Peonies have lots of buds, but only one bloom as of today, the Roses are budding up like mad, and the garden seems to be enjoying the moisture as well. While out looking for things to shoot, this curious Robin was out following me around the backyard. I don’t know if s/he was trying to keep me from their nest (I haven’t located the yearly Robin’s nest yet) or just out hunting for worms in the grass. But he sure was curious what I was doing with this black camera in my hands…


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