b&w still life


This week I was quite poorly so decided to take a picture of a tulip from my kitchen windowsill. I opened the back door of my house and placed the tulip in a vase close to the doorway. With the door being white plastic and glass, it became useful as a reflector and I positioned it so that the sunlight bounced onto the flower. Using a shallow depth of field on my camera has allowed the kitchen wall in the background to be out of focus to draw attention to the gentle curves and tones of the tulip and the slight backlighting has given a partly translucent effect on the petals. Editing this image was very straightforward as all that was required was desaturation and a slight vignette.