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September 2022 Challenge: Creative Flower Photography


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@Anthony has chosen our theme for September. 

 

Anthony was inspired by this video for the theme. 

 

I'm looking forward to seeing what gets posted. :) 

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Flowers aren't a subject I have ever pursued with much enthusiasm, but on the days before our 2013 safari to Namibia began we went to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town and I shot a few there. Here are some of them. 

 

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Thank you Anthony and Dallas for bringing this beloved but never finished photographic theme!

Good day to all of you.

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A trace of light that survive a little further than the actual moment of flash.

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17 minutes ago, Marco Lanciani said:

Hi @Anthony , you are one of the few here I know in person and still remember you with gratitude. Thank you for this challenge ☀️

 

Good to hear from you, Marco. Lovely photos and thanks for your kind words.

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Z6 & 58mm f/0.95 Noct

 

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People will hate this, because.... well, no colour, for one thing, it's not digital, and it's got very few sharp bits. That said, I was trying out my Thornton Pickard ½ plate camera (c.1910) with an early 1960's 360mm f9 Rodenstock Apo-Ronar lens a couple of days ago, using a small stand of feral Blue Plum Hyacinth flowers as a macro-sized target, at near full triple extension on the camera giving something in the order of 1:2 Magnification. Busy bees knocked a couple of the flower heads around during the 4 second exposure to boot. Shot using Ilford multigrade B&W photographic printing paper for the negative, I still liked the result for its zero grain and lovely smooth B&W  tonal rendition.

 

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The setup involved rolling around on the ground a bit, the lens, and as well the flowers as seen by a phone camera 😊:

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Thanks for that theme, Anthony!

I really like that sort of flower photography and did even more of it during the pandemic when landscape and leaving home was not possible.

We have some nice flowers in our garden and I spend quite a bit of my free time every year with them, using the warm late afternoon light.

Some of my shots are stacked to get a smoother background (then using the GF120), some are not (then using the Contax 120/4).

Btw, the tiny blue on dark green one is in the (shadowy) woods, not in our garden

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