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    The setup is a box with soft white paper on the top and both sides. Black background. Camera with 580 and Lumiquest 3 soft box, and 2 remote strobes (380 and old olympus) on either side.

    Using 90mm macro lens, ISO 100, at f29. Some artifacts added due to JPEG compression.

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    You are really doing a nice job with your photography. I enjoy your comments on others' pics. Love the shots (and the one of your cat, too).

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      I especially like the graceful, suggestive curve on the second one—flowers should be shot so sexually they're almost rated X, and this picture approaches that. My one issue is, is the flower white? If so, it might be underexposed?

      I also love the texture-detail on the petals in the first one...

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        nice pictures david. +1 on the details on photo 1

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          Originally posted by thebdt View Post
          I especially like the graceful, suggestive curve on the second one—flowers should be shot so sexually they're almost rated X, and this picture approaches that. My one issue is, is the flower white? If so, it might be underexposed?.
          Thanks for the complement.

          And yes, it is slightly underexposed in order to bring out all the texture and detail in the flower. At a proper exposure, it just washes out.
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            Originally posted by dkbarto View Post
            And yes, it is slightly underexposed in order to bring out all the texture and detail in the flower. At a proper exposure, it just washes out.
            That's precisely why I've taken to doing white flowers on film—that extra "shoulder" in the response curve is a life saver, allowing for crisp, white-whites while still retaining detail.

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              Originally posted by thebdt View Post
              That's precisely why I've taken to doing white flowers on film—that extra "shoulder" in the response curve is a life saver, allowing for crisp, white-whites while still retaining detail.
              Yep, sometimes film shows why it is superior.

              Looking forward to more of your large format stuff.
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                May just be me but they look a bit over sharpened. Other than that they're very nice.
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                  Originally posted by Marshall Starks View Post
                  May just be me but they look a bit over sharpened. Other than that they're very nice.
                  Jpeg artifacts.
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