Thursday, October 15, 2009

Flower #3, Irving Penn Homage

Slightly more worn than my last post, here is another pansy from our garden.  I keep forgetting how hardy these plants are and how late in the season they continue to bloom.  Isolating the shapes on white like this, rather than shooting in situ, is enormously freeing in spite of presenting a special effects challenge.  I've been wrapping the stem in a ball of white clay to stand the flowers up.  After shooting a couple of these, I really appreciate Irving Penn's work.

Technical: Nikon D700, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 AF, f/22 @ 1/10s, tripod and ball head, studio grade fluorescent lights, Calumet light table.    

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