Lanterns in the dark

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The latest orange flower thing from me. I like this one a lot. Might be time to move onto another subject.

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Oooh, the colors are vibrant and the lighting is subtle! I also like your composition and choice of lighting placement. Your image looks ethereal! :biggrin:
 
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Here are some photos of the setup in case anyone is curious. Note in the first one that I left one of the flashes on and in SU-4 mode. :rolleyes:

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Inside one of the homemade "snoots" I used to light the flowers.

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Another version. Batteries aren't dead yet!

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Thats really great. Clever..

Last one is best. Nothing competing with anything else. In the first the blurred is fighting with the sharp one.

Looks great.

Good job. :>)))))
 
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Thanks for the kind words.

Here is yet another one. This one is entirely lit with one of those keychain LED lights. 10 second exposure.

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Very nice Beez, and very clever and well executed set-up. The things that some photog's come up with to get shots is amazing.

Very well done. I agree with Gale. I like the single blossom. You should be able to sell copies of that shot. :wink:
 
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Thanks everyone.

That focusing rail is the Novoflex XL. I have all Arca-swiss type stuff, but I figured their heavier duty rail would be best, though I had to add a mount to the bottom and clamp to the top. The D2X isn't light. I have tried it for super close stuff and it is great. A wee bit of binding if it isn't level, but still smooth enough.

I agree that I botched the mutliple flowers. I should have had that second flower much much closer. I was thinking I wanted distance. As you might encounter lights at night. But it almost looks like I slapped it in there in PS instead.
 
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Wow! I thought the first one was outstanding and then you produce these too! I like them even more...probably for the same reasons as Frank, Gale, etc...no competition from other subjects. Your lighting technique produces gorgeous imagery. I look forward to more... :biggrin:
 

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