Week 6: Icelandic poppies

Shaded natural daylight from top right. 50mm, f8, ISO100 1/60, tripod, self timer.

Shaded natural daylight from top right. 50mm, f8, ISO100 1/60, tripod, self timer.

These beauties were crying out for a simple, linear photo. The background was chosen to echo the parallel lines but provide a counterpoint that emphasises the bendy unpredictable stems.

If I haven't already convinced you to shoot in direct sunlight only at the time of a full moon when you've listed 12 reasons why you should be allowed to, just compare these 2 photos:

The set up is exactly the same, next to a window. The first photo was taken when the sun was behind a cloud. The second when it was shining straight onto the flowers. How distracting are those hard shadows? (Very, is the correct answer). 

If you've got a macro lens and an Icelandic poppy, have a go at something like this while you've got the chance:

Keep it very symmetrical. 100mm macro lens, f2.8, ISO100, 1/100, tripod, self timer.

Keep it very symmetrical. 100mm macro lens, f2.8, ISO100, 1/100, tripod, self timer.


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