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Princess Of The Darkness

Princess Of The Darkness
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Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF Macro 50 mm 1:1 f/2.8 (32), Sony UV Filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-20 8:15
Viewed: 4043
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I saw this beautiful white flowers near a stream on a big stone during I was driving from Bursa to Kutahya.

I want to talk about my photography technique to take a brighten flower on a dark background. I choose a plant that stay in a shadow place in a sunny day. After putting my camera on tripod I take a mirror and reflect the sunlight on (and only) the flower, or where I want to show it. I use spot metering mode and a cabel shutter. After focusing I press the shutter release and take the shot. Generelly the BG gets black. If tehere were some brighten points I destroy them with PS burn tool.

I like simple flower photos on black BG.


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Harika olmuş Fevzi Bey, beyazlarda fazla pozlanmaya yol açmayan, max. detay veren bir çekim yapmışsınız, siyah zemin de grubu çok güzel izole etmiş, kutlarım.

Merhaba Fevzi,
What a beauty bunch of flowers!
I like the composition made with it, and the great contrast made against the dark background.
Your llighting technique worked great here!
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-20 11:20]

Fevzi bey enfes olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

Fevzi bey merhaba , koyu arka plan ,netlik , komp. ve zevkli çerçeve çok güzel olmuş , eline sağlık .

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-03-20 15:58]

Hi Fevzi,
great macro over this white flowers. Your mirror method for lighting is really good, the colours seems very natural.
good focus also.
very interesting note also, i´m learning a lot.
have a nice day

very nice and artistic, TFS Ori

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