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White Rose

Image captured at Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, Florida, in November. Early morning light backlighting the rose.

 

Backlit white rose

Image captured with a Sony ILCE-7R Camera, Minolta Maxxum AF 35-70mm f/4 lens, focal length 70 mm, ISO 200, 1/750 sec at f/9.5. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2017, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

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Anna Olivier (Harry P. Leu Gardens)

Rosa hybrid, ‘Anna Olivier’ Rosaceae, Tea Rose, introduced 1872 as seen while visiting Harry P. Leu Gardens, near Orlando, Florida. Image was captured shortly after the gardens opened to the public before the breezes started blowing, allowing me to capture this image with a greater depth of field keeping almost the entire flower in focus.
White rose
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 80 mm, ISO 400, 1/100 sec at f/16.

Old Blush (Harry P. Leu Gardens)

Rosa hybrid, ‘Old Blush’ Rosaceae, China Rose, introduced 1752 as seen while visiting Harry P. Leu Gardens, near Orlando, Florida. Image was captured shortly after the gardens opened to the public before the breezes started blowing, allowing me to capture this image with a greater depth of field keeping the entire flower in focus.
multi colored rose
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 135 mm, ISO 200, 1/20 sec at f/16.

Image Stacking, an Example

During a visit to Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida I captured two images of the garden to enable me to present to viewers what I actually saw with my eyes. I thought that it would be interesting to provide you with the three images so you could see how stacking images can help a photographer present reality without the limitations of the photographic process.

The first image presents the foreground in sharp focus as we would expect when we look at pictures, but the background that I thought very interesting was blurred. This image does not present what I was seeing, so I captured a second image and focused on the background. Image two is the result of focusing on the background, but now the foreground is blurred. Again the image did not present what I was seeing. Once the two images were on my computer I was able to stack the two images and produce the third image, which I feel presents what I saw at the gardens.

Hope that this will help you explore the capabilities of your camera and software to produce images that truly represent what you saw when you were in the field.Three images showing different areas in focus.

Images captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal length 80 mm, ISO 200, 1/200 sec at f/5.6, using a tripod. First image focus on the foreground and the second image focused on the background. The two images were then stacked, manually, in Photoshop CS6.

Rosa Charisma (color plus B&W)

This image was created using Topaz software to change a copy of the image to black and white then a color image was masked to show only the rose using ReMask both images were then combined.Rosa Charisma (color plus B&W) rose in color everything else in B&W

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal length 290 mm, ISO 200, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, using a tripod.

Maramalade Skies

Image captured while visiting Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida. Capturing this rose in multiple stages of bloom created an image that I felt conveyed the life of a rose bloom.Rose named Maramalade Skies

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 112 mm, ISO 200, 1/40 sec at f/16, using a tripod.