Pretty in Pink


Winter is swiftly passing and spring is on the near. So I’ve been yearning to play with some flowers at home to create some simple art. While at the store the other day, a tiny bouquet of calla lilies caught my eye for what I was thinking of working with.

Setting a single blossom in a vase, I set up behind it a large white board with a scrap book decorate page that I had found in a craft store. Handholding my Canon 5D Mark IV with the 100mm lens, I wanted to a good part of the flower in focus, so attached a ring light. Selecting a high f-stop of f/18, ISO 100, 1/200 of a second and a focus point selected I took several images.

With some minor edits in Lightroom, I brought the image into Photoshop and added a light texture to soften the overall look.

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  1. This composition with the texture and color is one of the best photos I’ve ever seen of a flower….it’s truly impressive and motivates me to contemplate what I see! Bravo Emily πŸ™‚

    • Looking at it again, it looks like a still life painting done by a master…..I’m amazed…the texture I mentioned above that you captured misleads my eyes to say no this isn’t a photograph, it’s a still life painting….wow

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