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Nikon D80Nikkor 50mmf/9.5 at 1/125 secsSB800 fired from behind at 1/16th power to create the soft gradation on the plexiglass.Title: Keats
domestic, indoor, leaf, off camera, still life, strobist
So simple, yet such deep meaning. Well done Vikram…Jules
Thank you so much Jules. Really pleased that you got the meaning behind this shot.
– Vikram Franklin
Simplicity at its best, Vikram.
Thank you so, so much Neeraj – glad you like simple!
Thank you so much Marilyn!!
:-))) Thank you so much my friend!
Beautifully captured, Vikram, and the flash is just right.
I’m not sure about the bottom 1/3 of the darkened background: I keep moving the image up and down the screen and find I prefer to view it in a square or 4×5ish crop. It’s interesting to me, however, that you’re retained the 3×2 here, because I spend a lot of my time just now trying to work out the better crops – and I tend toward the more square formats at the moment. Having said all that, I’m about to upload a 3×2 image – inconsistency is such a wonderful thing!! :)
Thanks Michael – might be all in my head …. but the black was supposed to look like it was going to swallow the dead leaf (too far fetched?)
Hmm … maybe should have had more curvature on the blackness so that it started encircling the leaf?
Ah, lovely work, Vikram! I recognized the Keats, but thanks for explaining your creative lighting!
Thank you so much my friend.The lighting is just a substitute for not having great natural light at the moment (been raining for 2 weeks now!)
This series is fabulous, keep them coming! Using a flash is hard, you have mastered it though. Excellent photograpy :)
Thank you so much Lynn!Flash is easier to understand when it’s not on the camera. The moment it is taken off the camera – it’s much, much easier to understand.
very nice, and a great title
Thank you!!I’ll remember to thank Keats on the title I ‘borrowed’ from him.
Sorry, Vikram, I realise I sound really negative – not intended, it’s a great image!I think the darkness is just a bit too far from the leaf for me to feel as if it is swallowing it – that only makes sense to me now you’ve said it. Perhaps it’s just that I don’t do subtle?! :)
LOL – I think it’s all in my head then.I’ll have a fiddle with this one to see if it’s worth re-shooting it (5 min jobbie o not a biggy)
Awesome image Vickram! This would fit in really well in these two groups…“Lost in Space” and “The Power of Simplicity” I think this is perfect just the way it is!
Thank you so much Robin – so pleased you like it the way it is.