Heidi Egerman  

Foxtrot Tulips by Heidi Egerman

June 2021 - Foxtrot Tulips

June 2021 - Heidi Egerman


June 2021 - Heidi Egerman

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About the Image(s)

This year I bought some Foxtrot tulips and watched them bloom out and die off – taking images all along the way. This is a ‘Light Painting Still Life’ image. The original image was first edited in Adobe Camera Raw and then converted using Nix Collection’s Silver Efex Pro 2. I think that light painting often provides the contrast that coverts well to monochrome.

7 comments posted

Sophie Pouillon
I don't know light painting at all.
I also use nik collection to transform my images in black and white. It works very well. For someone who is a colourist like me it is a discovery to appreciate black and white.
Apart from any technical considerations, when I look at the result I appreciate the image because the black and white gives it a dramatic effect and at the same time a form of timeless beauty.
Perhaps with a little more light on the petals we would have obtained something else but the author wanted it that way, I respect t   Posted: 06/06/2021 01:36:45
Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
Thank you Sophie for taking the time to view and comment. Give Light Painting a try if you ever get the opportunity. PSA has a good class if you are interested.
  Posted: 06/11/2021 14:24:25

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Your original image was captured beautifully Heidi and that is always the best starting point. Composition and lighting are superb. Your processed colour version takes the colours, tones and textures up a few levels. And then there is your black and white. The greys and whites are stunning. I find the b&w has a romantic, creative feel to it and would take pride of place in an exhibition. Extremely well done.   Posted: 06/06/2021 07:06:18
Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
Thank you very much Ian.   Posted: 06/11/2021 14:22:37

Henriette Brasseur   Henriette Brasseur
I'm in awe of your black and white rendition of the Foxtrot tulips. Taking the time to gaze over the image, I feel with light painting it is a choice as to where and what to emphasize and where the direction of light is coming from and where the shadows lay (or is it lie?). I can see so many different interpretations on this image with light painting. The small intricacies from the single petals on the upper flowers to the shadowing on the flowers to the subdued lighting on the leaves and stems is beautiful. Your abilities to excel at this type of photography are on full display as well as the image itself. Oh, the color image is no less beautifully done...well seen.   Posted: 06/09/2021 11:08:17
Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
Thank you so very much for your kind and helpful comments. Light Painting has so many wonderful qualities and opportunities and that is why I like it so much. I've gotten hooked on it this past year. I love the monochrome image, but I had a hard time deciding on the color versus black and white. Not always do both images work well.
  Posted: 06/11/2021 14:21:42

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Beautiful image Heidi. The monochrome adds a very mysterious tone to the image as well as your choices of where to add light. Very creative.   Posted: 06/18/2021 10:44:06


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