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Valentine's Day 2015



This is an image that I created for my wife for Valentine's Day - 2015

This is an image that I created for my wife for Valentine's Day - 2015
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maryruth2011 PRO
 
maryruth2011 February 21, 2015
This is a wonderful little gem....the soft red light brings out the book and doesn't detract from the subject matter...nicely done :)...
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xavierw July 01, 2015
Thank you very much
Remraf
 
Remraf July 01, 2015
Great shot!
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xavierw July 01, 2015
Thanks =)
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Dmullanephotography July 01, 2015
great shot
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xavierw July 01, 2015
Thank you very much
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 03, 2015
Lovely!
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xavierw July 03, 2015
Thank you
GentleSoul444
 
GentleSoul444 July 07, 2015
Very creative! Love it!
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xavierw July 07, 2015
Thank you very much
AdityaUttam
 
AdityaUttam July 07, 2015
love this
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xavierw July 07, 2015
Thank you very much
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer July 11, 2015
A beautiful image!
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xavierw July 15, 2015
Thank you
Lorise
 
Lorise July 15, 2015
Fantastic Ashley!
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xavierw July 15, 2015
Thank you
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redwriter July 26, 2015
Great creative image. Nice work. - Jake
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xavierw August 04, 2015
Thank you very much
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avguzzi August 13, 2015
LOVE
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xavierw August 13, 2015
Thank you so much
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jeevi1984 October 13, 2015
class!!!!
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xavierw October 16, 2015
Thank you very much
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Mursadur_Rahman_Akash March 27, 2017
Excellent work
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xavierw March 27, 2017
Thank you very much

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture at my home by the entrance door
Time
It was early in the morning
Lighting
I wanted to use natural light. Our entrance door has a lot of glass so it let in a significant amount of natural light. A bit of light comes from the artificial candles
Equipment
Canon EOS 70D with one of my favourite lenses the Canon EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM. Camera on my Milano tripod
Inspiration
I created this image as a Valentine's Day card for my wife. This would mark our 20th Valentine's Day together. I had seen before the idea of the heart shape using the book pages but I had never seen one where the red colour hinted the colour of the heart which was perfect for Valentine's Day. I thought about adding that colour with fill in flash and a gel but decided against it to not ruin the natural light. So knew I would have to add the colour in post-processing
Editing
Post-processing was very minimum. I had already controlled the DOF in camera so all I had to do in post-processing is to add the red colour to the light coming from the right of the image, a little bit of a curve filter to add punch to the blacks and my signature / watermark
In my camera bag
I carry my Canon EOS 70D, all of my lenses, my GPS, my primary Canon 600EX-RT primary flash, and my tripod. This makes for a heavy back pack but you never know which lens you are going to need.
Feedback
In my mind two things were really important in this shot. The natural light, and the Shallow DOF, especially because the candles were not natural candles but artificial battery operated ones. This is why I wanted to use my 2.8 lens.

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