From a Box Brownie, to the latest digital gear, it is all just tools, or a means of stating who we are, at various points in time. The sophistication of our images has more to do with our personal growth, than the equipment that we acquire along the way.
A couple of nights ago, we had our first real frost of the season, and my wife rescued a few of the roses still blooming in our back yard. They smelled so wonderful when she placed them on the kitchen table. Tonight I thought I would photograph them, and instead of using the usual flash guns with some bounce devices, I decided to paint them with light using a little LED flashlight. They were shot at f11 on BULB setting. The camera was on a tripod of course, and I held the remote trigger cord while I moved around it with the flashlight. There was no light in the kitchen when I did this, and I think this image was sort of what I had in mind. If some of you were interested in what I used for the background, I used about 4 feet of the roll of material that is used to spread on the ground to help prevent weeds from growing up through when you lay decorative bricks or stones. I hung it on the clothesline and sprayed it with some left over coffee that I had brewed, instead of throwing it down the sink. After it had dried, it gave me somewhat the effect that I wanted behind the bouquet and vase...hope it is somewhat pleasing to some folks who might pause a moment to read this.