Monday, January 26, 2009
There was a birthday in the family last week, and we had a celebration on the weekend. These flowers are still lovely, and I could not resist getting out the camera and tripod, and taking a few snaps. I tried using bounce flash, but the colours, though accurate, were not to my liking. So, I decided to keep it simple. I took the pole lamp with the swivel head, beside my lazy boy chair, and positioned it above the vase at about a 70 degree angle. Then I put my Minolta 100 mm varisoft lens with a #2 close up filter attached, on the Maxxum 7D, and started to snap a few at f 2.8 for 1/8th of a second, with the softness dialed in at #2. No bounce cards, or anything else. Just an ordinary living room lamp. Hope you like it.