Floral fine art photography of a white blooming Iris on black. The graceful and elegant Iris flower epitomizes love, luxury, strength, and beauty.
"Flowers are our greatest silent friends." ~ Jim Brown
Beginning of this week I found a bunch of white irises with plenty of floral character. It was a great find in a local grocery store that allowed me to add an additional image to my existing iris floral Fine Art Photography Gallery collection. Our dining room window faces east and provides superb light in the morning bouncing off my neighbors' walls into our dining room. As a base for the flower I use a simple chair that I position in front of the window. Because I prefer working with natural light I avoid flash and use white card boards to direct light towards the floral when it is facing away from the window. A reflector serves the same purpose. Adjusting the white boards or reflector to explore the impact on the lighting and better control the light on the flower is a wonderful learning experience for us photographers. It is a very delicate process and one has to watch carefully to notice the full impact on the floral photography image. Sometimes I am still caught by surprise on its great affect and how it positively enhances the quality of a picture. In the final flower close up photograph of this iris I positioned the flower in the best possible way that allowed the right amount of back-lighting leading to a more pleasing floral image. I chose a small aperture setting (large f-stop number) of f/32 that provided sufficient Depth of Field and an exposure time of 2 seconds at ISO100. Focal lens was about 300mm. During the digital post processing steps I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final flower photography image of this white iris flower.
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My best, Juergen
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March 6th, 2014
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