Peter Newman  


Blue Rhapsody Dance by Peter Newman

September 2021 - Blue Rhapsody Dance

September 2021 - Peter Newman

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About the Image(s)

Nikon D800 Nikkor Micro 105, 1/2500 @ f13, ISO100, manual mode w high speed sync.
The high speed sync in manual mode causes the strobe to illuminate only the subject, leaving a dark background. Because daylight varies, I had to play around to get the in camera effect I was looking for. Even then, the original required some minor adjustment to exposure.
The original was shot in Longwood Gardens on a damp day. In post I did some pixel twisting, and applied the Flaming Pear flood filter. I hope you like it. All comments appreciated.


6 comments posted




Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Wow, this looks like a trumpet created our of light to me. Aptly titled Blue Rhapsody! Or is it Rhapsody in Blue?
It always fascinates me how art can overlap in our minds - as a musician I love this; as a photographer visually this is totally beautifully created. This image has a nice sense of motion, so add the Dance in the title. I love that it is sinking into the water, and the reflections are perfect. Don't change it! Thanks for the light show.   Posted: 09/10/2021 10:41:05



Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Peter, I love the motion in the overlayed flower versions. This is a beautiful work from a nice but routine flower image to a kinetic impression. I see the flower parts as rising from the water or wavelike motion. The blue color also helps trigger thoughts of water. The light emanating from the junction of waves and rising forms (flower) nicely keeps our eye in the image for more inspection of the movement. The texture contrast between waves and flower forms adds interest. Well conceived and developed. Karl   Posted: 09/10/2021 11:24:32



Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Spectacular image! What is the high speed sync you used? Did you process in photoshop? I am familiar with twisting in PS, BUT what is that Flaming Pear flood filter? Is that what generated the "water"?   Posted: 09/16/2021 15:46:14
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Judith, high speed sync, (HSS,) permits me to set the flash sync at speeds higher than normal, 30 - 1/60 sec. It was originally intended for use as fill flash. I use it in manual mode after setting my aperture: I then set my ISO and shutter speed so that the background will be as dark as I want it to be, and the strobe will only light up the subject. Finding the correct setting can take several trys, but pixels are cheap. Note that this technique, at least on my Nikons, only works with external flash. It does not work with built in flash. I don't know about cameras other than Nikon.

The Flaming Pear flood filter is what generated the water. Flaming Pear also offers a ton of interesting filters, many of which are free. They also have an interesting free trial period. It is based upon the number of uses, not time installed. Therefore you have a lot of time to decide whether they are useful for you. There are easy to follow PDF manuals as well as video instructions.

<http://www.flamingpear.com/>   Posted: 09/18/2021 13:31:43
Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Judith, high speed sync, (HSS,) permits me to set the flash sync at speeds higher than normal, 30 - 1/60 sec. It was originally intended for use as fill flash. I use it in manual mode after setting my aperture: I then set my ISO and shutter speed so that the background will be as dark as I want it to be, and the strobe will only light up the subject. Finding the correct setting can take several trys, but pixels are cheap. Note that this technique, at least on my Nikons, only works with external flash. It does not work with built in flash. I don't know about cameras other than Nikon.

The Flaming Pear flood filter is what generated the water. Flaming Pear also offers a ton of interesting filters, many of which are free. They also have an interesting free trial period. It is based upon the number of uses, not time installed. Therefore you have a lot of time to decide whether they are useful for you. There are easy to follow PDF manuals as well as video instructions.

<http://www.flamingpear.com/>   Posted: 09/22/2021 20:38:11



Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
I must confess to not really understanding the editing tweeks!
This is a masterpiece. I particularly like the energy and sense of motion created by the curves. By introducing the water, I have the feeling that we are looking at some kind of exotic, far eastern boat. This image takes me into a truly magical world!!   Posted: 09/22/2021 17:46:39



 

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