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52 Weeks 2012 - Week 4 - Theme: Shadows


Wasn't sure on what to shoot for this theme. By the time I get home it usually gets dark and I have to resort to artificial light. I was walking around the house trying to find my subject and decided to give it a try with a plant that usually sits on the mantle in our living room. I've put a piece of seamless white paper on the floor, got 2 SB-600 @1/4 power shooting up into a ceiling to get somewhat even light (I still see some spots where white should've been washed out more) on the paper. Raised SB-800 @ full power on a stand as main light. Climbed on a ladder and shot a few frames while using live view to compose. I tried to make shadow my main subject and bring up some dimensionality (is this the right word?) with it, while reducing perception of the depth of the actual plant in the image. I'm not even sure that last sentence makes any sense.


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Taken on January 25, 2012