Paul Jenkins  



About the Image(s)

The Camera Club that I’m a member of gets access to a large greenhouse complex for two hours after business hours in the Spring for photography.

This shot is of a Black Velvet Petunia.

Canon R5, RF100mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/200s, f/20 ISO 100. Overall lighting done with a Ring Flash, hand held

12 comments posted

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Paul, your low key Black Velvet Petunia is outstanding! Love your treatment of the flower. It almost looks like an abstract or line drawing. Very well done.   Posted: 05/01/2023 13:42:41
Paul Jenkins   Paul Jenkins
Thanks Tom, when I looked at it in RAW I thought I had missed it. But just a Highlights adjustment in Lightroom revealed the colors.   Posted: 05/02/2023 09:25:05

Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Paul, this is lovely. Looks more like a piece of art than a photograph. I'm wondering if you darkened it in post processing or whether the image looked like that after you took it.   Posted: 05/01/2023 20:39:19
Paul Jenkins   Paul Jenkins
No I didn't darken it, just it appears black just looking at it. The RAW file was very dark. The flash caught all the details. Using a f/20 turns the area surround the subject dark. I was able to bring out the details in Lightroom.   Posted: 05/02/2023 09:18:06
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Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks for the info Paul   Posted: 05/02/2023 12:16:04

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Beautifully done, Paul.
You captured the essence of the flower. I like the angle you chose.   Posted: 05/02/2023 12:20:13
Paul Jenkins   Paul Jenkins
Thank you for your kind review of my photograph. I am grateful for your comments on the composition.   Posted: 05/20/2023 17:43:30

Donald Darling Jr
Paul, this is a terrific treatment of the flower. I agree with Tom's comment about the abstract quality of the image. I do find the image very appealing. I expect it would make a fine print!   Posted: 05/05/2023 08:34:55
Paul Jenkins   Paul Jenkins
Thank you I am always happy to hear feedback on my work.   Posted: 05/20/2023 17:45:31

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Phenomenal Image!   Posted: 05/05/2023 11:30:55
Paul Jenkins   Paul Jenkins
I'm glad your liked it I was really pleased with how it turned out.   Posted: 05/20/2023 17:46:47

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Groups 22 & 61)
Very striking image! I would like to see a very thin stroke around it to set it off from the black background - maybe the darker pink? Great job though. Glad I stopped by this group.   Posted: 05/27/2023 16:00:44


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