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13 Comments | Report
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset November 03, 2014
Congrats on making it to the finals... Beautiful capture, bravo!
cerbervs PRO
 
cerbervs November 05, 2014
Congrats! Out of curiosity, what am I looking at?
ClaudiaKuhn PRO+
 
ClaudiaKuhn November 17, 2014
Awesome! Congrats on your great winner
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 17, 2014
Superb image. Congratulations on being the Winner.
fidfoto PRO
 
fidfoto November 18, 2014
Thanks for the congrats. I was shooting the trees at the Botanical Garden in San Francisco, and I stumbled across this plant on the ground. I don't recall what it was called, but I thought it looked interesting because of it's symmetry. It remained in my archives for about a year before I looked at it again. After doing some post- work, I realized what a find this plant was.
janland PRO+
 
janland November 18, 2014
Fantastic creative capture! Well done! Congrats!
sebastianmuglia
 
sebastianmuglia November 19, 2014
With the help of nature, good -job!-
annetteflottwell PRO+
 
annetteflottwell February 12, 2015
excellent interpretation of the subject!
MichelleChasePhotography
 
MichelleChasePhotography March 13, 2015
Congratulations...wonderful capture...m
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 April 23, 2015
It looks almost metallic...well seen and beautifully captured! Congratulations!
artmaniabychristine
 
artmaniabychristine May 07, 2015
Congratulations Glenn!!
seatonimages
 
seatonimages June 14, 2015
gorgeous!
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden October 13, 2015
Congratulations... again!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I found this plant at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. I must've shot it 3 or 4 years ago and only recently "played" with it.
Time
I remember it was foggy and overcast in the morning and cleared up later in the afternoon, so it must've been shot around 11AM, when the fog was burning off and there was still some haze to soften the sunlight.
Lighting
No additional lights were needed.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D2X with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. I used a Hakuba carbon fiber tripod with a Manfrotto ball head.
Inspiration
It's unusual shape caught my attention. I loved the symmetry and the texture. The thorns were the clincher for me.
Editing
I did some basic post-production... made it B&W, did a little burning and dodging, and pumped up the contrast. I also got rid of some dirt that was in the shot. I gave it a little boost in texture with Nic Color Efex 4.
In my camera bag
Since I currently shoot weddings and events, I carry 2 Nikon D800's, a Nikon 14-24mm, Nikon 24-70mm, a Nikon 70-200mm, 2 Nikon SB800 speedlights with 2 Nikon SD-9 battery packs, and tons of CF and SD cards. If I'm shooting arty stuff, I'll also add my Nikon 85mm f/1.4.
Feedback
If the light isn't right, come back when it is better. Or, change it with a speedlight, or a scrim to diffuse the sunlight. Also, clean the scene. I can't stress enough how little things that don't belong in the shot, will be distracting in the final image. Dirt, leaves, spider webs, etc. Get rid of all the extraneous garbage so you won't have to do it in Photoshop.

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