Viola, up close,

Discussion in 'Abstract, Still Life, Specialist and Macro' started by Pete Askew, Apr 24, 2021.

  1. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    The new photo-tube arrived this morning and so, after dismantling the optics and cleaning everything, I fitted the 20 MP sensor and have been playing with lighting and took a few shots. This one (of the centre of a small Viola) came out nicely.

    Low angle polarised light from 2 4K Relio heads. Wild / Leica M420 with 20 MP CCD. PP in LR / Nik ColorEFEX Pro 2.

  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I forgot to include a shot of the setup showing the new photo-tube and 20 MP CCD - I'd already disconnect the laptop though. As you can see I am running Relio lights from a powered USB hub.

    Viola Setup-1.jpg
  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    That viola image did indeed come out nice, Pete. I like the colors a lot and also the contrasting OOF-to-sharp/left-to-right is somehow appealing to me. But overall I think it's the golden glow that makes the image.
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Thanks, Brian. It is a 4 image stack, but I didn't go crazy with the focus zone as I liked the softness. It is a quite intense yellow, but that is enhanced further by the low light and the polarisation plus a touch of Glamour-Glow from the Nik processing.
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  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Very nice, though it looks nothing like a viola:


    You need your eyes tested, Pete.
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  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    You're just not looking close enough, Rob. ;)
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  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Ah! o_O This place is an education.

    Seriously, it’s an impressive image.

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