Gladiolus and Light Painting

Gladiolus 2

Gladiolus 2, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

There’s a clump of these wonderful gladiolas that grow in my garden this time of year. I cut this stem, and photographed it in a dark room on black. The only light source was an LED headlamp that I used to “paint” with light to illuminate the flower. The trick with this kind of light painting is to never linger too long on any one spot.

[Nikon D300, 200mm f/4 macro lens (300mm in 35mm terms), 36mm extension tube, 5 seconds at f/36 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

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