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White Gladiolus - 120 Film



Tissue paper popcorn. I used a minimalist approach using light & shadow to convey the delicate beauty of the petals. Shop website link for framed & unfr...
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Tissue paper popcorn. I used a minimalist approach using light & shadow to convey the delicate beauty of the petals. Shop website link for framed & unframed prints, wall art, canvas prints, metal prints & more.
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Curator's Selection
Top Shot Award 21
Spring 21 Award
Contest Finalist in My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol12
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume19
Winner in Objects in one or two colors Photo Challenge
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol13Top 20 rank
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Photography Awards 2021Top 10 rank
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14 Comments | Report
charterswilliamosborne Platinum
 
charterswilliamosborne December 22, 2020
Congratulations on winning the Challenge.
deekaycee Platinum
 
deekaycee December 22, 2020
What an elegant capture! Congratulation on your challenge win.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden December 22, 2020
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum December 22, 2020
Congratulations on your Challenge win!
GerCooper PRO+
 
GerCooper December 22, 2020
Congratulations on your win. Lovely photo!
Katnott
 
Katnott December 23, 2020
Beautiful photo!!
I love the simplicity in this shot and the soft subtle tones and muted color awesome photo and a well deserved first place!! 😁
margaretgodfrey PRO
 
margaretgodfrey December 23, 2020
lovely shot, congrats on winning challenge 😊
leecheehoong
 
leecheehoong January 31, 2021
Beautiful light
DAsEye PRO+
 
DAsEye February 02, 2021
Great shot
josephzmuda
 
josephzmuda February 04, 2021
beautiful work & gallery.
OBRonTyan Platinum
 
OBRonTyan March 05, 2021
Superb! Well Done!
monikasigrist Platinum
 
monikasigrist March 05, 2021
Sublime
aliciacole Platinum
 
aliciacole April 08, 2021
Love this photo. Perfect still life type photo. Very Minimalist feeling!
MaryAnne306 Platinum
 
MaryAnne306 August 09, 2021
Excellent composition and a wonderful simplicity. Congratulations on all your awards.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph in my in-home studio. Studio work is somewhat new to me & this is an example of that creative work. When my photography crosses between minimalism & abstraction I get excited & happy.
Time
This photograph was taken some time in the afternoon on a Saturday in early 2020. I had the idea for the photograph the week before - the image slowly developing in my head while I worked on other projects.
Lighting
My approach to the lighting was about austere balance & minimalism. I wanted the textured pedals & the green in the leaves to be subtle details of interest & emotion for the viewer. I wanted shadow & light to cross-balance the image, suggesting ying & yang, opposite or opposing forces creating a complementary image for the viewer. I use a note book to sketch idea out before taking the photo. I also use my camera phone to take test shots so I can review my lighting before I shoot a roll of film.
Equipment
Bronica S2 with Kodak Portra 160, 120 colour film. 2 Godox AD600 Pro Strobes, with 120 softboxes, 3 PocketWizard PlusX, tape measure, calculator for exposure & notebook & pen.
Inspiration
I have always wanted to try my hand at taking creative fine art sill life photography & this photograph is part of that experience. I am drawn to minimalism & abstraction so I wanted to create something that moved away from a more 'classical' still life approach. I am tremendously inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe's photography, including his still life work, so I channeled some of that inspiration into this medium format film photograph.
Editing
The negatives were developed in Ottawa, Ontario at a photolab - before I was developing colour in studio - I scanned the negatives in studio & developed them in using only 'traditional' developing techniques in lightroom that include exposure adjustments, dodging & burning as well as adding a bit of depth & clarity to the negative scan.
In my camera bag
If I am photographing digitally, my bag has a Canon 1DX MK II with a Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art Lens, a 24-700mm f4 macro lens plus a 70-200mm f4 telephoto & a 50mm 1.8 lens. If I am photographing on film, my bag has a Broncia S2 medium format film camera with a 75mm, a 135mm & a 50mm lens & a Canon FTB 35mm camera with a 50mm f1.8 & 28mm f2.8 lens.
Feedback
Let you mind see the photograph before you take it. Plan it, map it out. Use a notebook & draw sketches. Use your camera photo to take test shots to review your lighting. Be intentional in your decisions.

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