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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!