Happy Anniversary, Baby
Our anniversary day was last week, and I bought a bunch of roses for Xenedette as a surprise.
I decided to shoot in natural light, and sprayed the petals with a water gun to produce the water droplets.
After setting up, I bracketed exposures from -1EV to +1EV and then produced an HDR composite, on top of which I applied manual exposure blending and Calvin Hollywood's 'Freaky Detail' technique to bring out even more details.
Here is the result, with which I am quite happy.
Unfortunately the roses are not looking as healthy now as this one did when I photographed it!
Published on Saturday, 5th November, 2011.