February 2021 - 3rd Monthly - Red Tulip by Kenneth Goodfellow / The Story
Updated: Feb 25, 2021
Camera - Canon EOS 70D MKII
Lens - Sigma 18 - 300 Zoom set at 100mm
Mode - Manual
Shutter - 1/250
Aperture - F10
Flash - Yes ring flash
ISO - 400
The photo was taken against a wood effect dark background. The ring flash was set with the right side at half the exposure of the left side. Developed in Lightroom prior to transfer to photoshop where a texture layer was added ( a photo of rust ), the blend mode altered ( probably “screen” but unable to confirm ) and the opacity reduced. Finally a mask was applied to reduce the effect on the flower petals.
The photo of the tulip was taken before lockdown when I was experimenting with
flower photography and the use of the ring flash. The “rust” texture was taken
during a daily exercise walk. The overall image was created for the lockdown safari.
Ken Goodfellow, LRPS CPAGB