I started to photograph dandelion for the ‘summer’ theme. I sprayed dandelion with water. I noticed that I have to get even closer than my macro lens allows so I added all my extension tubes to the lens and checked again. Results looked much better. Blue tone was added in post.
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Crystal Ball World
To be specific we tested Elinchrom D-Lite RX 4 studio light (Amazon) and Yongnuo YN560 speedlite (Amazon). I wanted to know how speedlite compares to studio ligth. Speedlite was taped on top of the studio light to get similar conditions for both lights. With grey card in the picture ACR gives 5450K for the Elinchrome
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Elinchrom vs Yongnuo
I haven’t made a selfie for a long time. I tried shallow DOF and rough processing this time. Flash was at minimum because the lens was wide open. Black and White conversion was made with Silver Efex Pro.
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Rough
When I was finishing the coffin my son came to our backyard with his friend and asked “What are you doing?”. “A coffin” I answered. Not sure what his friend was thinking…
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Coffin