Nelson Charette  


Snapdragon by Nelson Charette

January 2020 - Snapdragon

About the Image(s)


Made this image at a camera club meetup, on floral photography. We set up several stations with black backgrounds. I use my Olympus Em-M1x, with the 60 mm macro lens. Set camera in Focus Stacking mode, used my cell phone light for the lighting, shot around half a second, on a tripod.
Processed with Capture One 12, and Photoshop 2019.


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6 comments posted

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I really like the composition and I like the black background. I like that style when it comes to floral subjects. I have thought about how to successfully create a black background. What did you use as the backdrop? Did you then darken the background in post processing?   Posted: 01/14/2020 10:06:21
Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Thanks, I used a black cloth background and had the flower in a vase.   Posted: 01/14/2020 10:44:56

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Your camera does a great job at focus stacking. I like that the flower is in an angle and the colors pop with the black background.   Posted: 01/19/2020 09:10:01
Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
thanks. I'm enjoying playing with focus stacking.   Posted: 01/23/2020 10:25:49

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Great color, focus, and exposure. I like the black background and double orange strokes to frame it. The curve at the top of the flower makes the composition so appealing. Nicely done.   Posted: 01/24/2020 21:31:04
Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Thanks for the comments   Posted: 01/27/2020 08:22:34