Last night I was taking photos of some tulips I bought a few days ago. I usually leave them outside on the patio when I bring them home to keep them fresh and they would amazingly last for a good 10 days before they start withering.
- 18th January 2017
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- Reza K
Nice photo? How did you get the black background? Did you hang a black tablecloth or something behind the tulips?
I did use a black backdrop, and to eliminate the ambient light, I used a 1/160 of a second shutter speed. The lens is a 50mm prime lens, which acts like a 80mm on my entry-level camera. Also I used a soft box for diffused lighting and a grid on that box for a more directional light. The grid also prevents the light from hitting the backdrop, so you’ll have a pure black color. I don’t use photoshop; I only used a software for basic adjustments, like contrast and even those are minimal. So I mostly try to capture the… Read more »
Beautiful photo, beautiful poem!
Colours make me overjoyed!
Very pure, lighted colours and simple forms for those tulips! It gives me a lot of energy!
I didn’t know Sylvia Plath before, but now I’m going for more investigations in wikipedia | read up on her! Good start for this sunny cold day, on several accounts: flowers and poetry!
Thank you for this picture and the stanza of this poem. Sylvia Plath manages to write what I felt when I was in a hospital after an accident. Around you, everything seems to live with a great energy but you have nothing to do with these explosions. It’s no more your world.
I’m just read Sylvia Plath’s biography on Wikipedia. That’s strange that any film-maker haven’t the idea to make a film about her life.
Thanks everybody for the kind replies. :)
Thank you Reza for these flowers in the middle of winter. I appreciated them like a present for everybody!
And thanks also for this beautiful and very sad Sylvia Plath poem. I red her last poem Ariel a few months ago and she really touched my heart. I red Tulips in French, it’s a long poem. The translation is a good one, it is very near the English one.
And last but not least we find one of the verb about what Hasan wanted to discuss a few days ago “and the light lies on these white walls…”
You are most welcome :)
Your photo is enchanting.
I love colorful tulips. They fill me with happiness, hope and energy. Your photo captured my eyes when I opened the website tonight.
Thank you for the photo and for its capturing explanations.
By “capturing explanation” I meant the information Reza gave us about the conditions under which he captured the photo.
May be I should say:
Thank you for the photo and for the explanations you gave us about its capturing conditions.
I see what you meant now.
I think I would say:
Thank your for the technical details.
Thank your for the detailed explanation.
Thank your for the explaining the technical aspects.
Thank your for the technical description of how the photo was taken.
PS I’m going to change my correction in your previous comment.
PPS I searched a bit on the Internet and came across “photo capture details” on several websites.
Thanks, that’s vey kind of you.