Diffused Roses and Plastic Bags

Floral & Nature

As promised, some more playing around with DIY tricks and lighting.

My dad bought my mom some cute miniature roses for her birthday last weekend, and they were the first subjects for this experiment.

In addition to the DIY “light box” trick with the paper and window, I also grabbed a ziplock back from the kitchen and ripped it at the bottom, stuck my lens in it, and used it as a sort of light diffuser/lens flare.

I’ve used this trick before with other objects as well. You can use pretty much anything, generally translucent items work best. Stick them partially in front of the lens, and you get all kinds of sweet lens flare effects.

First Photo
85mm NIKKOR AF-S Micro
F-stop: f/3.8
Exposure: 1/100
ISO: 250

Second Photo
Lens: 85mm NIKKOR AF-S Micro
F-stop: f/3.8
Exposure: 1/80
ISO: 250

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The Laugh Lines of Roses

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Goooood morning Detroit!

Nothing gives me more pleasure than getting in the business of flowers. Like this one.

Enjoy and have a wonderful Sunday.


Red Roses, Red Roses

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I have a few floral shots left over from visiting my aunt last month. This was one of my favorites.

85mm macro lens, manual setting.


A Rose by Any Other Name

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Oops I skipped a day. But I was so engrossed in finishing season two of Orange is the New Black with my brother last night and I honestly didn’t notice until about an hour or so after midnight.

Anyway! Here’s a gorgeous rose from the Detroit Zoo, near the barn. My favorite thing about the roses at the zoo is that they all smell as they should, not chemically and store-bought. I spent a while smelling them throughout the place.


Red Roses, Red Roses

Floral & Nature

I was going to be really lazy and choose a picture from the archives for today’s post, but decided that I would edit one of the pics I took today of my mom’s Valentine roses.

More floral pics coming in the next few days!



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