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Subject: [Leica] Difficulties of Calla - lilies /I do do flowers
From: robertmeier at (Robert Meier)
Date: Sat Apr 8 17:30:04 2006
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If your background were a light gray, a bit darker than the highlights on
the lilies, they would look a lot better, although they look very good with
the white background.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Sharp" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 6:45 PM
Subject: [Leica] Difficulties of Calla - lilies /I do do flowers

> A few different views of a single Calla Lily - I often do flowers - it
> really is incredibly difficult to get anything like the shot Peter posted.
> If I had done this series on film it would have cost me a small fortune
> getting it more or less right.This was where I found out the true value
> of digital photography
> (for me)
> Douglas
> Technical stuff: Canon 300D (D-Rebel), Yashica Macro 2.8/55mm, colour
> converted to BW (photoplugins BW converter, mode APX)
> Daylight: diffused backlighting, reflectors,mirror to produce highlights
> (4 frames selected from around 300)
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