Somehow this wasn’t my day for outside pictures – tho the weather was nice, and we were shopping as usual, and later out for ice cream, I didn’t see much to point one of the cameras to. Even when Zuleikha was in bed already, and I went out solo again, all I could bring home was this tristesse:
That’s “Wohnpark Mörfelden-Walldorf” (where we live), taken from the “Walldorf Karreé” shopping complex. Converted to black and white (with a simulated orange filter), and cropped 16:10. Still not that interesting, hardly any life in it, just a parking lot, ads, and houses…
So a few minutes ago I decided to take the studio flash again, mount the umbrella through its standard reflector, and to light a plant which had photographed before (with sunlight and white background) already, but now using the black side of my bigger reflector as a background. I measured f=9.0 for my flash at full power from that distance, and that’s what I also used in the camera. Added a bit black in post, that was pretty much all:
Finally. If you don’t see anything beautiful, just look closer.
First image, E-PL1 with 20mm, second one, E-520 with the 50mm macro.
Thanks for viewing.