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Alstomeria Blossom In The Light | by Bill Gracey 16 Million Views
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Alstomeria Blossom In The Light

This alstomeria blossom was part of a bunch of cut flowers I bought at a local supermarket while searching for subjects. The flowers are also called Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas.

 

My goal here was to backlight this one blossom while letting the rest of the plant go dark for contrast. I hand held a YN560-II in a snoot behind the flower at 11 o'clock, and used a YN560 in a grid in front of the flower at 7 o'clock to put a little light on the front of the blossom. The strobes were in manual mode and I just fiddled with the power output and position of the lights until I got a look that I liked. Strobes were triggered by a Yongnuo RF-603N.

 

Other plants, flowers, or fruit that I've photographed using strobes can be seen in my Strobe Lit Plant set. In the description for that set, I list resources that I've used to learn how to light with off camera flash. www.flickr.com/photos/9422

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Taken on December 17, 2012