“A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.”
― Ludwig Wittgenstein
I was hoping to get a few more images before the bloodroot stopped blooming and was happy to see I had not missed my chance. I took my portable studio with me in hopes of being able to find a few specimens that lent themselves to this technique. A small grouping, just off the hiking trail presented just such an opportunity and I set about making a few images.
The image above appealed to me the most, as it shows the freshly emerged plant, with the flower about to open, a very similar scene to my earlier post. However, the black background does its job in really isolating teh plant and forcing us to observe the details. It’s still my favourite method of photographing plants and works fairly well outdoors, if teh light is not too intense and the air is calm.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/6 sec, f/22.0 ISO 100
High Resolution Image on 500px
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The lighting seems to come from the left top. The detail is intensified. How big is your portable studio? Did you make it? How do you make it?
The sun is above to the left. I’ll post the link to my setup when I get back to my computer. I write about it in September of 2016. Yes, I made it with a piece of black velvet.
Thank you. I’ll look at it from my computer when I get home. D
Here’s the post: https://edlehming.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/sow-thistle/
Thank you, I’m home and I’ll check your link!
Fabulous – so elegant.
Again!! Great work!! 😁
I thought this when I saw the first of these pictures, but the leaf really does attach to the stem like green wings. Angel wings almost. It’s a detail I must look for on plants in future. Lovely image.
Thanks Jill. The stem is separate, but is right up against the leaf. It does remind me of wings.