Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dying Sunflower #9

One more for the series.  As I am pixel peeping, the sharpness and resolution delivered by the "Leni" lens is really outstanding.  I was not expecting performance this good for close-up work like this.  As with the others in the series, the flower is sitting in front of a white wall in the studio, side lit by a window about six feet away.  I used Nik Color Efex Pro Bleach Bypass effect to reduce saturation and increase contrast.

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 and Nik Color Efex Pro

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