- this will be a perfect image to use for a digital montage composition as the ground base…reflecting the image horizontally several times will create an interesting expanse and serve as a backdrop for animating floral macros
- starting to work with flowing water in order to understand it’s behavior and determine the way in which I prefer to photograph it moving forward
- photographed this dense lavender rose in late afternoon on our front terrace against the (intentionally) painted green shingles & a dense birch tree filtered sun
This is the same rose photographed in studio against a Slim Light Plano lightbox which makes it very easy to capture a nearly white background suitable for animating.
These orchids, from White Plains Orchids, also will be suitable for animating against, perhaps a video capture of a waterfall.
First saw this species at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens over 10 years ago & have been intrigued & obsessed w/it ever since…so it’s great that my neighbor, Jean, planted a vine that is thriving:) Passion Flowers grow on climbing vines..during their blooming season, the flowers start to open slowly…some varieties open later in the day and then close at night. So each day is a surprise. She had just watered the vine with an old fashioned large round sprinkler head. I just love photographing this flower.
Inspired by my first large format botanical pano, I then created this montage in November for my final portfolio presentation at SCSU. Several elements were photographed on location at the New York Botanical Gardens (the central bubble abstract in the pool room, a birch fragment glowing in the afternoon sun, and Juncus Effusus from the Burle Marx exhibit this past summer). Several elements were photographed in my studio in New Haven, CT. The central green orchid is a Paphiopedilum Citron hybrid from White Plains Orchids; and the midori green antherium and iris are from Compo Farms in Westport, CT. The fern is a box store patio plant, the red maple is on our front lawn and the majestic ginkgo is across the street.
This pano is one of two chosen as finalists for the month of December 2019:
Yesterday was a tad challenging! After a 3 hr photo shoot in my newly set up downstairs studio, I put the sd card on mouse pad by the desktop before going to the gym to stretch.