Monday, August 2, 2010

Dying Sunflower #3

The texture of sunflowers is really something when it starts drying out, drooping and curling.  Here is a straight shot from yesterday, with a dash of bleach bypass from Lightroom to help delineate the fuzz from the leaves and stem.

Camera: Nikon D700 
Lens: AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED "Leni lens"
Exposure: ISO 200, f/22 @ 0.6s, tripod (Gitzo Basalt GT2830 and Gitzo GH2781QR ball head)
Lighting: Window light 
Location: Grand Center Artist Lofts GPS
Processing: Lightroom 3


GaryB said...

Love the white background, and crisp outline. How did you do that? Green screen?

Preston Page said...

Thank you, Gary! No SFX or Photoshop tricks were employed here. Its just a flower, white wall, window light and 40 years experience. I spent 20 of those years making product shots that look just like this, on transparency film with no retouching.