Friday, June 15, 2018

Texture

Lately I've been thinking about the texture of flower petals, trying to capture it. Lighting seems to be the key, to get enough light on it, from the right direction, but not too much, to show the grain and structure. If it's cloudy then the flat light illuminates things really evenly, but you don't get the shadows that help define texture. If it's a bright sunny day, there's probably too much light and the subtlety is blown out.

I tell myself that if it was easy, everyone would do it and it wouldn't be fun anymore.

Capturing texture on white is tough, this is my best so far.


There's only a few spots where I really like the texture, but the dangling petal just did it for me.

I've spent some time looking at this in Lightroom, big, just to enjoy it all the different textures.

Data has a texture, and patterns, and structure, and a flow. I was working with lots of data today. One of my buddies was just diagnosed with IBS recently. Do not think about how all these things are related.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if you are going to start going down the focus stacking route. That first one is very good. Cheers, Sean

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