Plants & Fungi

Jane Simmonds | Petal Calligraphy



Name: Jane Simmonds
Picture title: Petal Calligraphy
Category: Plants & Fungi
Occupation: Web Administrator

Jane says:
‘Mauve coloured Michelmas daisies (aster) grow wild against a wall bordering our garden. I collected a few flowers late one summer and photographed the petals on my light pad at home, over exposing to give a high key effect and show the delicate beauty of the petals.

As I didn’t use a tripod I set a high shutter speed and relatively high ISO. The resulting image reminded me of Japanese calligraphy hence the title.’

Technical information:
Olympus E-M1 Mark ii
Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm
ISO 800
1/1600 sec
Accessories: A3 sized Light Pad
Post processing: Lightroom was used for basic tidying up (spot removal, adjustments to highlights, saturation etc) and then a pale mauve layer was added in Photoshop

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