Nelson Charette  

B&W Flower by Nelson Charette

October 2021 - B&W Flower

About the Image(s)

I made this image at a local university here in Northern Kentucky called Thomas Moore University. My wife works here, so I was just walking around taking some photos until she got off work. I made this shot with my Olympus EM1 Mark III, 590nm converted camera. Used the 14-42mm kit lens, this lens work better than my other lens, because it doesn't have many hot spots. I'm shooting with an in-camera B&W Art mode setting and just used the jpg from the camera. Processed with Capture One 21, and Photoshop 2021.
I found a nice flower bed with several flowers just holding on to summer as long as they can. This was just after a big rainfall, so the drops are still on the flower.
Camera settings are ISO 200, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, at 42mm

4 comments posted

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I love the raindrops you captured. Nice composition, but it feels a little flat to me. Not sure if that is because it is in black and white, but I would try to add little more contrast to the image.   Posted: 10/11/2021 12:25:25

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Very nice details on the petals and as Jessica said, the rain drops add interest. I find the bright spots in the top half of the background distract me from the flower. I think this may have more interest in color.   Posted: 10/11/2021 21:12:48

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I like the sharpness and texture of the flower. The raindrops add interest. White spots in the upper part of the picture are a little distracting.   Posted: 10/13/2021 14:02:04

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
Nice image, Nelson. I think the square format works well for this flower. Judging from your description, this was probably an IR shot? And the built in 'Art' preset only produced a jpeg, or did you have a choice? Just wondering what a RAW file processed in Capture One would have looked like in comparison. I like the water drops, they add a lot of interest to the image. Your image, like mine, shot at f5.6 may have lost some depth of field; f8 may have given you more sharpness in the center. I agree that some of white splotches in the upper background are a little distracting.   Posted: 10/15/2021 10:39:04


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