Raymond Zurschmitten  

Cornflower by Raymond Zurschmitten

January 2021 - Cornflower

About the Image(s)

The image was taken with the Fuji X-T2 at 1.5 seconds, aperture 22 and ISO 200 with 60 mm (lens XF60 mm Macro). The image was taken underexposed in a light box and processed with minimal editing in Lightroom.
In the context of the corona restrictions, I have increasingly photographed at home with the lightbox. In the process, I came across the fascination of macro photography. Here is a shot of a cornflower from the neighborhood.

6 comments posted

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
They are beautiful flowers and are a joy to photograph, the colour and light is extremely good and stand out well.
I do wonder if trying to do this in layer exposure so the depth of focus is right across the cornflower. But striking images that stands out. This would print well.   Posted: 01/11/2021 02:12:33
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Paul for your comment. Since I work almost exclusively with Lightroom, I am not familiar with the technique you describe. Do you have a more detailed link about the procedure?   Posted: 01/14/2021 03:53:09

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
That's a stunning photograph. Absolutely gorgeous! My only suggestion would be for the center of the photograph to have more sharpened focus.   Posted: 01/14/2021 05:46:41
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Marilyn for the feedback.   Posted: 01/15/2021 11:04:43

Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
I like this! but what does it have to do with land/sea/city/scapes? I think diffraction is affecting the center. Interesting lighting as you are getting many angles all around the flower. So with minimal LR work how did you get the black background yet have all the light angles... even with underexposure?   Posted: 01/14/2021 14:33:49
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you for the feedback. The lighting was done in a light box where three different lamps can be dimmed independently. The black background is based on a satin black background and a strong underexposure.   Posted: 01/15/2021 11:02:01


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