A rose on the first day of Spring – Panasonic GH-1 + Olympus ZD 50mm macro lens + Canon ring flash

Written by Gary on September 3rd, 2011

On the first day of spring here in Melbourne, Australia, one of my David Austin roses was just starting to bloom, so what a good excuse to get my gear out.

As you can see, I am not really a fan boy – I use whatever equipment I have that will do the job, in this case, a Panasonic GH-1 Micro Four Thirds camera with Olympus ZD 50mm f/2.0 macro lens and a Canon Ring Flash in manual exposure mode at ISO 100, f/14, flash output at its lowest (1/64th).

Although the rose was a gorgeous apricot color with pink tinges, I decided I would prefer to concentrate on the delicious tonings, curves and edges, and only conversion to black and white would achieve this.

Minimal post-processing otherwise.



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