Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lightbox, part III

More seed head photos from my first day playing with the lightbox. These images were actually taken quite early in the day (before noon), and the light was bright and direct. I played with many variables here: shutter speed, white balance, aperture settings, etc. Here are some results based on those variables:






Personally, I like the degree of shadow that appears in these images. What do you think?

Also, I messed around in the GIMP a lot to come up with a triptych. I crashed and burned several times on this, but I finally ended up with something I like. All a part of the learning process!


P.S. These are garlic seed heads, in case you are wondering.

P.S.S. I didn't bother with giving camera settings for any of these images for fear of boring and/or overwhelming my dear readers, neither of which I want to do. BUT, if you are interested in that kind of information, let me know and I can provide it.

6 comments:

NW Nature Nut said...

I love the "garlique"! I might just have to make me a lightbox too! How fun to play with!

Ginnymo said...

This blog is so cool Heather!! Great photography!!

Heather said...

Michele - Thank you. I've only played with mine for a very short period of time, and I'm already addicted!

Ginny - Thank you so much! Thanks for checking it out.

Tricia said...

Fantastic results - You've done wonderful experiments!

I have something for you over at my place, come take a look see!

Kitty said...

I found your blogs via the Nature Blog Network and have fallen in love with your macro photos! Thanks for sharing your work - you've just inspired me to make my own lightbox :)

Heather said...

Tricia - Thank you, both for the comments and the award!

Kitty - Hello and thank you for stopping by! I'll be sure to reciprocate soon.