Gerbera Gold 

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Gerbera Gold

(It’s what’s in the shadows, baby.)
Red Gerbera, 12mm macro extension tube, multiple focus stack in Photoshop CC, pre-edits and final edits in Lightroom 5.7. Local adjustments brush to enhance the shadow shimmers.. . the attraction for shooting this blossom in the first place. It’s what’s in the shadows, baby.)
Red Gerbera, 12mm macro extension tube, multiple focus stack in Photoshop CC, pre-edits and final edits in Lightroom 5.7. Local adjustments brush to enhance the shadow shimmers.. . the attraction for shooting this blossom in the first place.

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We photographers are explorers

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always parting the curtains, figuratively, to try to see the stagehands, if not the playwright.
In this case, as any good photojournalist would, I looked closer, and as any artist might, I applied my mark, in this stylization.
Such is the paradox of photography.. we are Simultaneously looking for the source, but cannot seem to find it without trying to change it. We hope, beyond all odds, that despite our stamp, maybe even by way of our stamp? we get a glimpse.
The further paradox is that when we have gotten the best glimpses, to date, we are very soon on the case, Again!
Originally, this was a view into a blossom of a rusty red and yellow chrysanthemum.
Forgive me.
Submitted for the theme, Floral Friday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner , +Kerry Murphy , +Kelli Seeger Kim  +FloralFriday  

We photographers are explorers.. always parting the curtains, figuratively, to try to see the stagehands, if not the playwright. In this case, as any good photojournalist would, I looked closer, and as any artist might, I applied my mark, in this stylization. Such is the paradox of photography.. we are Simultaneously looking for the source, but cannot seem to find it without trying to change it. We hope, beyond all odds, that despite our stamp, maybe even by way of our stamp? we get a glimpse. The further paradox is that when we have gotten the best glimpses, to date, we are very soon on the case, Again! Originally, this was a view into a blossom of a rusty red and yellow chrysanthemum. Forgive me.

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No-Tech lighting augmentation for small subjects

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Answering a request by another “strobist”-type to answer a cryptic tag left on one of my latest flickr images, I may as well include you in the audience, eh?

soft pinks, crisp light:

Dam Amble - Hibiscus

And here’s the rig:

water panel
cut from a gallon water jug, you can get two of them, at least



I use this rig hand-held, tethered on a coiled cord, iTTL, or manual, and can hold it to put the light wherever I want it within arm’s reach. If I’m using it on a small subject, I can get pretty soft wrap around light by using it close to the subject. If I want it a little more contrasty/harder, I can back it off so the diffusion panel is smaller in relation to the subject size. Using can be a tad tricky when augmenting available light at slow shutterspeeds, since it’s more difficult to handhold the Camera steady with one hand, while positioning the flash, too, but the trade off in spontaneity is worth it, sometimes.

How it works is pretty self explanatory, but two things about these appeal to me;

a) fits into a pocket.. either hip pocket, or camera bag pocket

b)no-tech.. the small “tab” is cut to slide into the stow-away slot for the built-in diffusion panel of the Nikon SB-x00 flash.. so nothing needed to attach it.

oh.. and

c) can be used as reflector or as diffuser, depending on which way you want to turn the flash.

I’ve not ever taken readings to see which way gets the most light to the subject, when shooting in the outdoors where there are no walls, etc, to add bounced roomlight. I’ll let you worry about details such as that.

Here’s a bonus image, also made with the above:

Dam Amble - Mimosa and Ant