Serenity 1

 
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Part of a series of photos of Lisianthus. This photo was taken with a sunset sky in the background with a reduced flash to light the immediate flowers. By using a high f-stop I was able to capture both the flower and sky with some detail. Colors were enhanced a bit using Photo Studio 5.5.

If the scene looks a bit surreal, ... it is. I believe that the effect is created by the use of the flash along with natural light. The unfolding sunset (natural light) is to the lower right, while the flash is on the camera. In addition, the flash emits a different light than natural light, causing the unique look. I suppose it would be possible using warming filters and lighting umbrellas, to disperse the light and create a more "natural" effect (but this is out of my budget right now). Besides, I like the way it came out.

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LauriJobst - Dec 30, 2008 02:44 AM EDT
Incredible & beautiful
Guest - Feb 06, 2006 06:10 PM EDT
this photo is very impressing caputing both dark and bright fixations of the flower and the sky
Guest - Oct 02, 2005 05:02 AM EDT
excellent.
Guest - Sep 09, 2005 08:41 AM EDT
Wonderful blue tones. I love the surreal quality.
Guest - Feb 05, 2005 05:40 PM EDT
I agree with everyone. Lovely photo!
Guest - Jan 20, 2005 06:29 PM EDT
I love it just the way it is. Very beautiful shot indeed.
Guest - Dec 10, 2004 01:11 AM EDT
Beautiful photo. Can't think of a better background for the flowers regarding textures of the sky and colors of both.
Guest - Oct 24, 2004 02:01 AM EDT
Very nice.
Guest - Oct 21, 2004 02:54 PM EDT
I think looks very beautiful and breathtaking. I love the colors in the flower.
Guest - Oct 20, 2004 04:51 PM EDT
great shot..........almost surreal looking.
Guest - Oct 20, 2004 04:24 PM EDT
I agree with Brian, absolutely beautiful and a very unusual photo. It would make beautiful notecards.
Guest - Oct 20, 2004 01:55 PM EDT
Stunning! This is very lovely. Great! What more can I say?

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