Golden Goblet, by wizuk
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Today, our featured photographer on the DPNow Picture of the Day is a Antony Scott, registered on the DPNow forum and galleries as wizuk. Antony has produced a delicately lit still life of a tulip. The dark background contrasts wit the back-lit petals. I really like the gently luminous green shape of the stem that fades into the darkness too.
Antony says: "This photo was taken in my 'Home Studio', which consists of a desk, a piece of black A2 card, a Wimberly ‘The Plamp’ and a south facing window. On a sunny day this provides great backlighting for my macros. I then did some final tweaking in Photoshop to get a solid black background.
The photo was taken using my Canon EOS 5D Mark II, with a Sigma 50mm macro".
The lighting is excellent and really makes this a shot to enjoy - well done, Antony!
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Picture of the Day - Monday 6th April 2009
DPNow Picture of the Day - Monday 6th April 2009
Here is a summary of today's DPNow Picture of the Day:
A rather nice back-lit still life of a tulip... (more)
peter Re: Picture of the Day - Monday 6th April 2009
This is a super photo. I love the way it is back lit. I also tried some of these type of photos the ... (more)