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“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” Confucius
Galioli in the Victorian language of flowers means generosity and I am sincere , thus the title of this image.
To capture this image, I used natural sunlight. I put a black backdrop down on the grass and placed the flower upon it. I used only the sun, no fill, and used manual exposure. It was somewhat challenging because of the shadows and the significant contrast in light and shadow. I did minimal post processing, just increased the blacks to darken the backdrop. Light is such a magical thing. When used correctly under the proper exposure we can create so much!
In addition, if you have a minute and are interested in black and white photography, stop by Monochromia to see my post for this week. I posted two images of the same subject but using light in different perspectives. More about light!
Have a great weekend!
So beautiful Robyn …
Great capture, Robyn!
Very successful process for capturing this Robyn. Lovely light.
Gladioli’s are so beautiful 🙂
Beautiful – your set up worked very well
I would say you’ve hit all five things with the photograph. As always.
Your generosity with your art and talent is sincere…and much appreciated, Robyn.
Your choices of the black background and natural light were just right here. How vibrant!
Lovely. . . .
Really beautiful, Robyn, really well done – and thank you for describing your technique – I would never have thought of using a black background in that way – well worth knowing! Adrian 🙂
Robyn, this is gorgeous.
What beautiful colors in this flower.
Have a wonderful weekend!
This is so beautiful, Robyn! Happy weekend! 🙂
Robyn, thanks for sharing how you got this gorgeous shot. I’ve never tried a dark background before–love it.
Blessings ~ Wendy ❀
This is gorgeous, Robyn. Thank you for describing how you did it. I’m still learning to use my new(ish) camera, and every little tip helps. 🙂
Great use of the black background Robyn, a beautiful result!
Beautiful photo and I like the simplicity of the shot. In a way it reminds me of Warwick Orme’s work (flora nova).
Such an elegant shot Robyn, beautiful!
Thank you Patti!
Incredible lighting…you bring out the best of this beautiful flower.
Black background is such neat thing for photography esp. when it comes to flowers, and I think portraits too.