Fourth week of the flower photography course. I'm having to learn to be something of a flower arranger as well as take photos of the flowers.
The objective this week was to take photos of a still life and/or a flat lay.
Here is my flower arrangement, moved from the conservatory to a north facing window, hoping for some contrast in the light with shadows that would mould the character of the flowers.
Only partially successful in my view. The hydrangea was rather bright in the frame and I didn't get on with using oasis for fixing the position of the flowers. The stems of the slender blooms kept breaking when trying to push them in.
Didn't use global adjustment on this in Lightroom. Instead, four selective adjustments using radial filters to bring out the white of the hydrangea and gypsophilia.
Held a gobo (piece of black card) over the top of the arrangement when shooting. It doesn't seem to have made any difference when it came to trying to cut down the light falling on the top.
Returned to St Botolph's in late afternoon to finish photographing Christmas trees.
Very many thanks to all who send messages of condolence yesterday. I am very grateful.