Ahhh, Spring

Even though this has been one of the coolest and wettest Springs I can remember, our bleeding hearts are displaying like never before.  This annual rite of Spring is one that I anticipate each year and I enjoy watching the blossoms mature outside our dining area window.

This year’s first portraits were done the other day using the “field studio” approach that creates a pure white background and eliminates the need to cutout the flowers in order to composite the flowers with other subjects on white.  The shoot went well and the results were as anticipated.  I’m still trying to decide if I really like the pure white so I tinkered around a little to experiment with some other backgrounds.  The photo below uses a textured background in which the color and contrast has been adjusted to taste.

You can click on the image to get a larger view if you’re so inclined.


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