Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Today's Photos - Hydrangea

My wife Amy's friend Jackie must have some very impressive Hydrangea bushes in her yard, because today she gave us some Hydrangea flowers that she clipped from some of her bushes.

This first photo is a simple snap shot of the arrangement:



Then I decided to get creative with a dark background and a dark room.
Set it up for a long exposure and used a little flashlight to "light paint" the flowers throughout the exposure.  Here is the result:




4 comments:

Vivian said...

I Love hydrangeas! Nice photos and good job on the 2nd one with the black background. How did she get them so blue?

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Jack said...

Thanks Vivian!

With Hydrangeas the color of the flowers depends upon the PH of the soil. Acidic soils produce blue flowers; neutral soils produce very pale cream petals, and alkaline soils results in pink or purple. Therefore you can control what color the flowers are by using different fertilizers and/or Lime.

Mr. J said...

The last one is the best. Super texture and detail. Taken with your macro lens, I presume?

Jack said...

Yes, the last one was taken with the Macro Lens.