Kaleidoscope of Flowers

Spring has come, and I know it’s true because I have anemones and ranunculae to add to my tulips on my light box for back lighting. Fun to create a composition that seems almost like a kaleidoscope image—but the colors are made of flowers!

Kaleidoscope of Flowers © Harold Davis
Kaleidoscope of Flowers © Harold Davis

Exposure information: Shot on a light box with a Nikon D800 and Zeiss Otus 55/1.4. Seven combined exposures, each exposure at f/11 and ISO 100, with exposure times between 1/60 of a second and 2 seconds. Camera tripod mounted; Harold ladder mounted. Exposures combined and processed in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR), Photoshop, Nik HDR Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro, Topaz Adjust and Topaz Simplify.

Related image: Tulips in a Crowd.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Absolutely wonderful and beautiful Harold, I am jealous, we thought we were having spring in VA until we got up to 5″ of snow!
    Is the process you describe above considered image stacking? Whatever it is the colors are just magnificent !! Lucky you Spring out there.!

  2. Mitchell, it is not stacking—which extends an image over time—but rather high-key hand-HDR (extends tonal range on the bright side). Thanks for the kind words, and hope your spring comes soon!

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