The speaker at our Photo Club meeting this week showed a technique for making your blooms really showy. After a trip to the hardware store to purchase LED flashlights, pipe clamps, threaded rod, nuts and bolts, and a length of PVC pipe, DH put together a wonderful light bar for me! The following photos were my first experience with the new light bar, which is mounted to a tripod. I think, with practice, this might be a wonderful way to create some real art!
These are straight out of the camera, using spot metering, ISO 1600, Shutter Speed 1/800, f5.6.