Ashrafularefin
Ashrafularefin

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April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
- William Shakespeare

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
- William Shakespeare

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Anlkoo
 
Anlkoo August 14, 2016
Amazing!
DebJay
 
DebJay August 14, 2016
Love your photo!
Treecy
 
Treecy August 15, 2016
Beautiful shot!!!
MarissaJane
 
MarissaJane August 17, 2016
Beautiful Shot
ANVI
 
ANVI August 19, 2016
Bravo !
lynnmckenzie
 
lynnmckenzie August 24, 2016
this is a gorgeous shot!! Can I ask for details as to how you achieve it!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl October 03, 2016
Wow wonderful capture
dalewatkins
 
dalewatkins October 03, 2016
Love it! Perfect camera settings!
BarbaraLaMont57
 
BarbaraLaMont57 October 03, 2016
wow ....amazing
888dhudson
 
888dhudson October 03, 2016
Awesomeness!
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea October 03, 2016
Wonderful imagination you have Ashra...amazing image!
debbiedeboo
 
debbiedeboo October 03, 2016
lovely shot!
Imagecreator
 
Imagecreator October 24, 2016
Wow absolutely beautiful. Soft and creates emotion.
CathieMoog PRO
 
CathieMoog November 06, 2016
Soft lovely creation
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair November 06, 2016
Beautiful!
Zbigniew
 
Zbigniew November 11, 2016
(((((SB)))))
rony_4224
 
rony_4224 December 05, 2016
Amazing!!!!
luciegagnon
 
luciegagnon May 11, 2017
So lovely!
Vinnie01
 
Vinnie01 May 16, 2017
I really like that! It's beautiful! :D
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 16, 2017
Wow! So beautifully captured and edited - very romantic. Love it! congrats on your challenge win!
SteBil30 Platinum
 
SteBil30 September 17, 2017
Congratulations on your still life challenge win...you deserve it and thank you for joining my challenge!!!
Mark_William_Tikoalu Platinum
 
Mark_William_Tikoalu October 30, 2017
Great capture. Superb works.Thanks for sharing.
Caz6969
 
Caz6969 January 27, 2018
Beautiful
addiebailey
 
addiebailey May 10, 2018
Great photo
addiebailey
 
addiebailey May 30, 2018
Classic
Wolfshoefer
 
Wolfshoefer July 01, 2020
wonderful!
NatttPics
 
NatttPics Jun 19
Amazing capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was shot inside my apartment balcony, using natural sunlight.
Time
As I mostly shoot my images at late afternoon, so this was taken during that time. I love the warm and soft light of late afternoon and it always works great to create a beautiful and dreamy effect.
Lighting
I already knew that to make the flying petals visible and to get a nice bokeh I needed a source of backlight here. So I placed my set up in a corner where I could use the sunlight as the source of my backlight. And there's another apartment house just in front of my balcony with white walls, the reflective light from the white walls acted perfectly to lighten up my main subject.
Equipment
This was done using my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens and my Nikon D5000 camera. Also I used a victory 3030 tripod.
Inspiration
I am always very much fascinated by wind. For me wind represents carefreeness, peace and energy. So I wanted to create a scene that can make the viewer feel the wind, to turn something inanimate into a happening scene.
Editing
Yes I created this image using compositing technique. I actually created this in three steps. First I took one main shot with the flowers, then I captured the moving book pages, and finally I shot the floating petals. Later I combined all the images together in Photoshop. As it's very hard to capture the flying petals and book pages all together so I found this was easier to do step by step. And for the colour toning I used different adjustment layers like selective colours, colour balance, curves in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
My Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens rarely leaves my Nikon D5000 camera body. Beside that some times I use a 40mm macro lens. Another must have equipment is my Victory 3030 tripod.
Feedback
There are so many ways to capture wind, especially in still life photos. Flowing curtains, wind chimes, book pages or flowers in the breeze... the possibilities are endless. Working with wind is fun but could be challenging as well. If you're going to try something a bit more complicated and with some motions involved, then I recommend to think about the composition before shooting. Wind can mess things up and change the composition, especially if your subject is very delicate as flowers. So taking a main shot to ensure sharpness and composition is always a good idea. Another thing to keep in mind, when compositing images together in Photoshop, every shot needs to be identically composed. A tripod is essential for this and will makes things lot more easier.

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