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Peaceful Pasque



It's the end of the day. All is quiet, all is at peace.

It's the end of the day. All is quiet, all is at peace.
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speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 August 05, 2018
Beautiful still life, great light and framing.
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KimNordbyPhotography April 01, 2019
Thank You Speterson6!
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PhillipJGordonPhotography April 01, 2019
Superb!
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KimNordbyPhotography April 22, 2019
Thank You Speterson6!
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT
 
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT April 02, 2019
beautiful
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KimNordbyPhotography April 22, 2019
Thank You!
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arvindkumar_0813 April 05, 2019
classy....
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KimNordbyPhotography April 22, 2019
Thanks so much!
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bobbytaylor71 November 27, 2019
A skillfully well crafted image ... Delicately beautiful ... Love the soft pastel colours and lighting. Congrats on your award.
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KimNordbyPhotography December 01, 2019
Thank You bobbytaylor71
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nathaliedodon November 30, 2019
Magnifique
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Thanks so much!

Behind The Lens

Location
I made this photo in a pasture on my family's ranch in South Dakota. The Pasque is the South Dakota state flower and is a sure sign of spring as it blossoms and blankets the hillsides in glorious pastel colors.
Time
It was such a beautiful and peaceful spring evening and the flowers glowed in the sunset light. I had ridden through the pasture earlier in the day and noticed these beautiful flowers and decided to come back in the evening light to photograph them. Upon returning that evening, I had my camera set up on a bean bag on the ground and let the flower guide me to a composition. The colors in the sky at sunset provided a beautiful backdrop for this flower.
Lighting
The lighting for this image is completely Mother Nature at her best. The sunset provided a nice backlight to the flowers. The petals of the pasque lit up as they caught the last light of the day.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D850 with a Tamron 90mm Macro lens. I felt it was important to get low in this photoshoot, so I set my camera directly on the ground and used the Live View and Flip screen to compose the image. No tripod, flash, or diffusers were used with this image.
Inspiration
It was all about the light that evening. I really liked the light and how it made the Pasque petals glow and provided such a magical backdrop.
Editing
This image pretty much made itself. I used lightroom to increase the vibrancy and added some brightness with the white slider. In photoshop I added an Orton effect to the flower and used the spot healing tool to clean up a few stems in the foreground.
In my camera bag
I am passionate about macro, landscape, and wildlife photography. As a result, I have several "bags". For my macro camera bag, I use my full frame Nikon D850 camera. I have several lenses I use, including the Tamron 90mm Sigma 150mm, Lensbaby Velvet 56, and Lensbaby Composer Pro 50. I will often set my camera on a bean bag for ground-level shots, and use a tripod for many photos. I also have a diffuser in my bag for outdoor flower photography to help soften the light.
Feedback
Have fun, and enjoy the process! Take your time with whatever subject you are trying to photograph. For flowers, I will often sit with them for a while and really look at the flower to determine the best composition. Take many photos of your subject. If it is windy the flower could move slightly and the flower could be out of focus, so taking several shots can make sure you get the flower in focus. After you have taken the photo, zoom in to 100% and look closely at the image to make sure it is in focus. Always check your histogram to be sure you have captured all of the information and haven't blown out your highlights or have too many shadows.

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