Ranunculus. Nikon D7100. 105 mm (Nikon 105 mm Macro). ISO 200. 1/60 sec at f/4.2. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.
Another Ranunculus. The soft focus impact of the delicate almost-floating pink petals – How many shades in this single image! – is inspiring.
Ranunculus. Nikon D7100. 105 mm (Nikon Macro). ISO 200. 1/3 sec at f/4. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.
Here’s another new Ranunculus image. This was photographed with the Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens and deliberately shot and processed soft focus. The earlier ranunculus images I have done were in brighter colors (reds, mostly) and bolder images. These are softer, more dreamy in appearance. Interesting that the same flower comes not only in different colors but such different moods.
Ranunculus. Nikon D7100. 105 mm (Nikon Macro). ISO 200. 1/30 sec at f/16. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.
This post is “New” Ranunculus because I have shot ranunculus flowers before – A great subject for flower photography – and posted images here. This is a completely new series of images (more to come). I like the soft color and texture, perhaps a little dreamy or angelic, and yet dynamic and emphatic, in many ranunculus blossoms. Along with the densely petaled flowers like the above that we think of most often as ranunculus, ranunculus actually encompasses over 600 specials, including flowers as common as the yellow buttercup.
This image was arranged and shot indoors. I have been striving frequently for a Chiaroscuro effect – often referred to as “Rembrandt lighting” – with emphatic patterns of light and dark. The detailed yet fine appearance of the petals adds to this effect in this image, I think.
Untitled (Paper III). Nikon D7100. 105 mm Nikon Macro. ISO 200. 1/3 sec at f/6.3. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.
Continuing to explore photographs of (crumpled/folded) paper… The interesting thing – or one interesting thing – about this is that the image is abstract in that we are unlikely to recognize it readily as paper upon first viewing, but not abstract in that it’s an accurate and unretouched depiction of the subject. Even if/when we do recognize the image as crumpled paper, it’s a view we rarely see. Photography does this often – It renders a seemingly familiar everyday object in a completely new way, creating an unfamiliar image, but doing it in a photographic way – i.e., accurately depicting the subject to start with.
Untitled (Paper II). Nikopn D7100. ISO 200. 105 mm Nikon Macro. 1/5 sec at f/6.3. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.
Continuing the study of what can be done with (folded/crumpled) paper, a camera, and a modest amount of post-capture work…