TGIF its Friday!! Today was a busy day for me. I spent most of the morning working on my website (i.e., garvinhunter.com), promoting my artwork on various social media and trying to improve my website's Google search engine ranking. By noontime I was exhausted and had decided that I deserved a break from search engine optimization (SEO). At first I thought I would go outside and do some landscape photography, However, that plan was dumped soon after looking outside and seeing that it was a cold, dismal day with flat light. So Plan B....
The town that I live in is very fortunate to have a fantastic florist. The florist's/owner's name is Amanda and she does amazing work. Her floral arrangements are simply breathtaking. Every Tuesday morning long before the sun has risen she makes her way up to Toronto for the floral auction. It is here that she hand picks and buys her flowers and then cart them down to her shop. As a result, she has the freshest most amazing flowers I have ever seen. So with the weather being crumby outside I jumped into my car and went down to see Amanda. After a couple of minutes I chose to buy two roses one yellow with red ascents and one red. I brought them home and immediately started making photographs of them.
When doing floral photography I usually try a wide range lenses, positions, backdrops and settings. The only commonality amount the shots is that my DSLR camera is always mounted onto a tripod and that I use an IR shutter release. To make this fine art print I used a white backdrop and photographed the roses standing upright in a small vase. The photograph was shot at 55mm, f11, 1/8 sec, and iso 200. The photograph was then processed in Photoshop CC and Photo Effect 9.5. Nine different textures were used and various blend modes to make this print. I love the yellow, orange and red tones in the final print. I hope you enjoy this image as much as I do.
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