Aster Flower – Abstract Macro
This image was created back in 2004, using the Canon 100mm macro and the Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens attached in reverse.
The camera and lens was mounted on a tripod and macro slider.
The aster flower itself was extremely close to the front of the lens. The flower was also sitting in a small vase.
I rotated the flower by hand while looking for different compositions, and making minor adjustments when needed with the macro slider.
I can’t recall the lighting setup, but I think that it was 2 reflectors on each side of the flower and available light, plus the use of a very small mirror to help get more light down into the center of the flower, giving it the desired glow.
The very front of the lens was actually resting upon some of the flower petals.
© 2004 – Michael Brown
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Curves and contrast adjustments were used in PS, and a slight dodging in upper left corner for balance.
This image was originally posted more than a year ago, but did not make the transfer when moving all posts from Blogger to WordPress.
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