Reflections on a year in 365 photographs


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What do I think about on cold, rainy, winter days?  Springtime, of course!  I long for sunny, warm days when I can get back out on my bike and ride for hours.  With that in mind it didn’t take long to settle on a subject for the day.

This was an easy shoot.  One strobe into a Photek Softlighter II from front, camera left and one strobe gelled deep blue against the white seamless background.  I grabbed the EF 28-105mm zoom because of its close focusing abilities to allow a nice, tight composition.  Set everything to manual, dial in the strobe ratio and EV and click off a few frames.  Then just some light post-processing with curves, sharpening, and crop to 8×10 format to produce the photo you see here.  I spent less than 20 minutes from concept to dropping the photo on this blog entry.


Written by Brian Fancher

January 21, 2010 at 9:45 pm

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  1. A very vibrant image


    January 22, 2010 at 1:26 am

    • Thanks. I believe much of the vibrancy or resonance comes from the purposeful use of blue to complement the orange of the flower. Keeping the composition simple lets the colors play the main role in the image.

      Brian Fancher

      January 22, 2010 at 2:35 am

  2. beautiful


    January 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm

  3. This is great–and you really know what you are doing 🙂


    January 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm

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