We return to the rose garden as night is approaching.
Now honestly, who would think of shooting a rose in the dark?
I guess we have a lot to learn about Robin… you know… the other Robin!
“The knock-out rose is very prolific this spring. One evening I waited until dusk, to limit the natural light, so that I could use hand-held illumination to search for some dramatic effects in this well behaved little rose bush. I misted the bloom; I think a flower after a rain is most lovely. The 18-270 lens was at full zoom, 1/60 second, and ISO 400. I used f11, trying to get a greater DOF, wanting the whole bloom in focus. It seems to have worked okay, not perfect. This was an LED light, so I just guessed at ‘Cloudy’ white balance and, surprisingly, didn’t need to change it in post processing. In fact, the image required little post processing, just clarification and sharpening, and a touch of increased exposure. Then I cropped it just a little, but I didn’t quite have the drama I wanted. I tried rotating the image and found this at 90 degrees clockwise.”