Lauren Heerschap  

High Key Amaryllis by Lauren Heerschap

January 2020 - High Key Amaryllis

About the Image(s)

This is titled “High Key Amaryllis”. It is one bulb with two stalks that bloomed together at once when my kitchen was warmed up for holiday cooking. I used a white reflector backdrop and window light, taken indoors. My goal was to produce an interesting Christmas card, however we decided on another image. I don’t work much with high key images, using white on white, but I liked the way the edges became transparent and the different shades of white light in the image. It is photo-stacked in my Olympus camera with 10 images for sharpness in depth. ISO 1600, f4.0, 1/200 sec.

2 comments posted

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Best wishes for 2020 Lauren! A lovely image. The flowers have come up well with the high key treatment. I love the spidery lines and the raggedy ends. A nice composition. I can't make up my mind re the stalks. I didn't think twice about them at first. Then I decided that they were an interesting juxtaposition....strength and fragility and I think that's it.......but I keep wondering what could make them better. Do they detract a little? The flowers are so delicate and delightful on their own. Can't decide....what does everyone else think?
Anyway which way, it's a beautiful image!
Val   Posted: 01/08/2020 17:20:10

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
What a lovely way to brighten the winter! This is a wonderful high key image. The colors and texture of the flowers just pop against the white background. I feel distracted by the stems. I would mute them by lowering their vibrancy and saturation, or perhaps applying a haze.   Posted: 01/08/2020 18:47:50


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