Bouquet of Roses

This is a bouquet of multicolored roses for my beautiful wife, Phyllis. She deserves all the flowers in the world, physical as well as virtual. After three boys, we are having another baby.

The roses were photographed on a black velvet background using sunlight focused using window shades. In this kind of situation, it is important to underexpose relative to an overall meter reading, because you want the background to go completely black, and you want the flowers to appear as saturated as possible.

[Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR lens at 35mm (52.5mm in 35mm terms) with image stabilization turned off, 1.6 seconds at f/29 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

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