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Dead Flowers

Well, these faded flowers had come to the end of the line, but I found them to be beautiful. These were cut over fifteen days ago and have been in a vase since then. Yeah, there's a Rolling Stones reference here.

 

I was trying out some new strobes and radio triggers I bought from scottrobertstudio.com. I put a Strobie 130 in a softbox on the left side of the flowers and a second Strobie 130 in a softbox to the right side of the flowers. Strobes were in manual mode and were triggered by a Tiny Trigger radio trigger. I adjusted the flash output until I got a look I liked. "Season to taste", as they say.

 

This looks best when viewed large on a dark background, and you can see it that way by pressing "L".

 

Other plants and flowers that I've photographed using strobes can be seen in my Strobe Lit Plant set. In the description, I list resources that I've used to learn how to light with off camera flash. www.flickr.com/photos/9422878@N08/sets/72157628079460544/...

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Taken on September 17, 2012