When I went out on the weekend to take photos, I had hoped that I would have a weeks worth of images, I don’t. I didn’t even have enough for one day, as it turned out. I have had to rethink what I am doing and what I will show this week. So this morning I was looking out my window at my garden and decided it was time, it was time to go and pick some of the lilies I have growing in my garden and photograph them. Strange that they are referred to as the Death Flower.
I love how abstract they can be. When I started taking the images, I kept saying to myself, just one more, but I took so many, I just couldn’t stop. I love it when you put the images on your computer and you don’t know which one to start working on first.
I made this one black and white as a tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe. I can remember seeing his work and loving it so much. I am so happy with how this one has come out. I also have it in colour, you can decide yourself which one you like more.
I also had to have a go at doing some of my other processing, but with a delicate subject, I knew I had to be careful.
One of the things I am really happy with is the lighting in this. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would. I did do a 5 image HDR with it at first, but I don’t know that it was absolutely necessary. There was a lot of light coming from the window that was behind on the right, and to put some light in the left, I had a flash remotely located that was set off with the built in flash on my camera. I do think it worked really well.
I think I am going to add this to one of the galleries on my website.
I know this is quite different to what I normally show you, but I needed to do something beautiful today, and will show some more later in the week as well. I’m hoping to do a post on how I approach photographing architecture tomorrow.