A Sunday Night In

I’ve said it before, I enjoy buying a bunch of flowers and spending a whole evening taking photos of them from a variety of angles.

It’s just fun to try different lighting set-ups, different backdrops and various types of post-processing chicanery.

Flowers and people are subjects that I’ve explored quite a lot recently … and they are subjects that I want to look at in greater depth. But tonight I tried something new: shooting smoke from an incense stick, I love the randomness, the chaotic nature of it.

This is definitely something that I will return to.

My plan is to start to combine photographic images to make an artistic picture that conveys more than its constituent parts. Well, we’ll see …

Update

Sometimes I think the flowers that I buy (roses in particular) gain much more character once they’ve aged for a few days in my chilly house. I have my lights set up and ready and I was passing them last night when I saw that the petals had opened a little more and the colour was a little deeper.

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