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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Flower Photo Contest Winner!

Thanks to everyone that entered the Flower Photo Contest last month! There were some great shots of various different flowers, and flower related subjects. It was hard to pick a winner, but one shot just stood out above the rest. It was submitted by Jeffrey Meyer of Jeffrey Meyer Photography, and is entitled While You Were Asleep...

I decided on this shot as our winner because of the amazing lighting, depth of field, and composition. The only editing done on the photo by Jeffrey was a slight crop to remove a distracting element, the stem of another flower. The lighting was achieved by using a tiny flash light under and to the right of the flower. The exposure is perfect in my opinion, to give it a glowing, dreamy look. The focus on the pestle is nice and sharp and the depth of field drops off very nicely to make the pedals soft. Below is the exif info for the shot. Congrats Jeffrey, and enjoy your prize!

Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure: 1/10
Focal Length: 200mm
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 800
Tripod, flash light, manual focus
Post processing included conversion from RAW, and cropped

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Fernando,

    I had a lot of fun taking this photo at 2 in the morning with only the aid of tiny tripod and “Double A” powered flashlight. It took me two shots to achieve this result straight out of the camera. Thanks again for the kind words and contest prize! I like your blog!

    Jeffrey Meyer


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