Pretty Peonies on Unryu

This is an arrangement of Peonies, Hydrangeas, and Campanulas—mainly Peonies—arranged on my lightbox and shot straight down in pieces. Each piece was shot using high-key HDR, with ten bracketed exposures.

Peonies, Hydrangeas, and Campanulas by Harold Davis

Peonies, Hydrangeas, and Campanulas © Harold Davis

I used Photoshop to stitch the pieces of this panorama together. Between all the HDR exposures to hand blend and the panoramic stitching, putting all the elements together took quite a bit of planning and work—at least one entire episode of Prairie Home Companion, and maybe two. Thanks, Garrison!

To finish the image, I added a background of scanned paper, and a warming texture.

Like Peonies mon amour, this image makes a great print on Moenkopi Unryu washi! I hate it when Peony season is over.

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