GeoffLawrence.com http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/ Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:54:11 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 6.0 Japanese &quot;Sakura&quot; Cherry Blossom (Prunus Serrulata) http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6984 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6984" target="_blank"><img title="Cherry_Blossom_4B.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Cherry_Blossom_4B.jpg" alt="Cherry_Blossom_4B.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: It's been extremely windy here the past few days...so I had no choice but to shoot this blossom indoors. I always find that small white flowers like these here to present the most challange of all. Getting a good luminosity balance across the subject is quite tricky and one has to really work it.<br /><br />1 comment Kev Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:25:46 +0000 Geranium &quot;Regalia Lilac&quot; (Pelargonium) http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6967 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6967" target="_blank"><img title="Geranium_7.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Geranium_7.jpg" alt="Geranium_7.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I'm always amazed that this Geranium still blooms like crazy as we've had it now for about 12 years. Kev Mon, 05 Mar 2012 02:34:16 +0000 Amaryllis - Red Pearl (Hippeastrum) http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6961 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6961" target="_blank"><img title="Amaryllis_6.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Amaryllis_6.jpg" alt="Amaryllis_6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I know spring has truly arrived now :)...coz my Amaryllis is the first large exotic flower to come out in bloom. Just playing around with light and colours. I did a stacked (40x) version as well...maybe that will add some extra depth-detail. I'll upload that image later on when I've finished processing it.<br /><br />6 comments Kev Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:53:30 +0000 Antique Whiskey Crock 2 (warmer) http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6844 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6844" target="_blank"><img title="Fireplace_9.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Fireplace_9.jpg" alt="Fireplace_9.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: The wife found this old whiskey crock in a local antique store the other day...so now it's sitting on our livingroom fireplace mantle with this winter scene stuff :) Anyways, I was asked to take a photo of it. I cheated coz I used the flash...but it didn't turn out too bad considering the lighting was abysmal. I just turned on the chandelier lighting hanging directly behind me to obtain a warmer colour tone on this shot.<br /><br />2 comments Kev Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:29:15 +0000 Antique Whiskey Crock 1 (cooler) http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6843 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6843" target="_blank"><img title="Fireplace_8.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Fireplace_8.jpg" alt="Fireplace_8.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: The wife found this old whiskey crock in a local antique store the other day...so now it's sitting on our livingroom fireplace mantle with this winter scene stuff :) Anyways, I was asked to take a photo of it. I cheated coz I used the flash...but it didn't turn out too bad considering the lighting was abysmal.<br /><br />5 comments Kev Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:27:07 +0000 Tiger Lily (Lilium Tigrinum Lancifolium) - Liliaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6439 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6439" target="_blank"><img title="Tiger_Lily_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Tiger_Lily_1.jpg" alt="Tiger_Lily_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: August is always a very arid month around here with zero rainfaill. Therefore, most of the flowers tend to become kinda tired looking and hardly worth shooting. This Tiger Lily (and the Dahlias) are the few exceptions. This shot was taken at f/16 once again to offer enough depth...and I've also tried to get a decent soft background bokeh too.<br /><br />9 comments Kev Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:10:52 +0000 &quot;Hot Lips&quot; (Salvia Microphylla) http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6355 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6355" target="_blank"><img title="Hot_Lips_19.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Hot_Lips_19.jpg" alt="Hot_Lips_19.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I bought this Salvia plant today for the front garden and thought it would work OK as a test subject. Whilst it's not an overly WOW looking flower... I did manage to use an f/22 aperture at close range AND still get a very creamy background bokeh...which was my goal here. To see a larger image go to the link below and click on the photo. http://kvincentphotography.ca/endlesssummer/h19779148#h19779148<br /><br />4 comments Kev Wed, 27 Jul 2011 08:22:31 +0000 Hoya Carnosa (Asclepiadaceae) @ F/22 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6322 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6322" target="_blank"><img title="Hoya_Carnosa_Designer_15.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Hoya_Carnosa_Designer_15.jpg" alt="Hoya_Carnosa_Designer_15.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's another shot from the Hoya set. This was taken at approx 1:4 magnification.<br /><br />2 comments Kev Tue, 19 Jul 2011 05:00:21 +0000 Hoya Carnosa (Asclepiadaceae) - 37x Stack http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6314 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6314" target="_blank"><img title="Hoya_Carnosa_Stack.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Hoya_Carnosa_Stack.jpg" alt="Hoya_Carnosa_Stack.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Well, I've been waiting 15 years for this tropical Hoya plant to flower...and finally it has. Once it initially blooms, it can take up to 15-20 years before it will do so again. Grasshopper say, have patience and all will be revealed :)<br /><br />5 comments Kev Mon, 18 Jul 2011 01:48:16 +0000 Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria) - f/16 shot http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6297 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6297" target="_blank"><img title="Peruvian_Lily_6.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Peruvian_Lily_6.jpg" alt="Peruvian_Lily_6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: This image is truly staged. Today was very windy and kinda grey-ish...so, I thought I would give it a try shooting from inside my sunroom with the top part of the Dutch door open to keep it calm and to also get the outdoor vibe. The natural lighting was a tad poor but I think I managed to fix that with some selective adjustments in post. This one was taken at f/16 to get a decent subject DOF and positioned to obtain a reasonable isolation bokeh as well. I don't think anyone would guess that I actually took the pic from inside the house. Plus, I like the overall colour mix.<br /><br />8 comments Kev Thu, 14 Jul 2011 02:28:16 +0000 Common Thistle (Cynareae) - Asteraceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6289 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6289" target="_blank"><img title="Thistle_13.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/503/thumbs/Thistle_13.jpg" alt="Thistle_13.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I noticed this common Thistle this morning whilst walking the dog and thought to myself... &quot;hmmm, that would be a good subject for my next blog article on &quot;how to obtain both a f/16 type DOF and also a nice background bokeh together&quot; I think I achieved what I was going for here. A decent 'depth' of focus on the plant itself...and the creamy background look to give it that softer vibe. Here's another, more closeup version @ f/22 http://kvincentphotography.ca/macro/h154035fc#h154035fc (click on image to view larger size)<br /><br />5 comments Kev Tue, 12 Jul 2011 06:30:57 +0000 Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera Ciliosa) - Caprifoliaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6213 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6213" target="_blank"><img title="Hsuckle_29.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Hsuckle_29.jpg" alt="Hsuckle_29.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's a softer, more subtle outdoor approach @ f/11<br /><br />5 comments Kev Tue, 28 Jun 2011 08:06:21 +0000 Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera Ciliosa) - Caprifoliaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6212 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6212" target="_blank"><img title="Honeysuckle_21.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Honeysuckle_21.jpg" alt="Honeysuckle_21.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: This is probably my favourite colour of Honeysuckle. The very sweet fragrance is also an added bonus. There's lots of these growing around here at the moment. A regular f/22 single image.<br /><br />5 comments Kev Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:03:13 +0000 Spoon Star (Osteospermum) Macro 1:1 - 22x Stack http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6204 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6204" target="_blank"><img title="Osteospurmum_Stack.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/503/thumbs/Osteospurmum_Stack.jpg" alt="Osteospurmum_Stack.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: The flower centre is less than 10mm across in size. The main challenge here was to get the correct amount of controlled lighting on the flower to bring out the centre detail (without blowing the petals)... as the purple colour is almost black and absorbs the light like crazy.<br /><br />5 comments Kev Sun, 26 Jun 2011 00:20:28 +0000 &quot;Love In The Mist&quot; (Nigella) - f/8 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6197 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6197" target="_blank"><img title="Love_In_The_Mist_4.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Love_In_The_Mist_4.jpg" alt="Love_In_The_Mist_4.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: For those that like a shallow depth of field approach...here's an f/8 version. I wouldn't go any more open with aperture on this...coz I think then too much detail-interest would be lost. However, I do like the softer vibe at times. Kev Fri, 24 Jun 2011 06:47:54 +0000 &quot;Love In The Mist&quot; (Nigella) - Ranunculus http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6190 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6190" target="_blank"><img title="Love_In_The_Mist_2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Love_In_The_Mist_2.jpg" alt="Love_In_The_Mist_2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's another shot of the Nigella flower. This time a regular f/22 single image.<br /><br />5 comments Kev Thu, 23 Jun 2011 07:44:11 +0000 &quot;Love In The Mist&quot; (Nigella) - 16x Stack http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6182 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6182" target="_blank"><img title="Love_In_The_Mist_Stack.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Love_In_The_Mist_Stack.jpg" alt="Love_In_The_Mist_Stack.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />4 comments Kev Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:28:05 +0000 Designer Floral Images - Video http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6161 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6161" target="_blank"><img title="DEsigner_Florals.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/DEsigner_Florals.jpg" alt="DEsigner_Florals.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: As I'm having a wee hiatus from shooting at the moment...I thought I'd offer up the link to my YouTube floral images video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daf0QSsBAOo (turn your speakers on) Cheers - KEV<br /><br />4 comments Kev Sun, 12 Jun 2011 06:47:21 +0000 &quot;Origami Blue&quot; Columbine (Aquilegia) Ranunculaceae - 20x Stack http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6070 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6070" target="_blank"><img title="Blue_Columbine_Stack.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Blue_Columbine_Stack.jpg" alt="Blue_Columbine_Stack.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's a couple of Blue Columbine flower shots...as they are now out in full bloom in my front garden. I did the stacked (20x) version a bit more 'straight on'...coz I wanted to see 'IF' it would enhance the DOF enuff to counter the usual 'flat-ish' head on perspective. Then I took a regular f/22 more angled shot (that will always offer more awareness of 'depth' because of subject tilt, diagonal lines, etc) so I didn't bother to stack this take. I like 'em both...but I think I actually prefer the single f/22 image...even tho the stacked version...does present a little more fine detail overall...coz the 'straight on' view still looks rather 'flat' to me, despite the added subject depth. It's interesting to note, how both 'angle perspective' and fine detail awareness both play a role in creating a pleasing DOF sensory experience.<br /><br />4 comments Kev Tue, 17 May 2011 07:03:05 +0000 &quot;Origami Blue&quot; Columbine (Aquilegia) Ranunculaceae - Single f/22 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6069 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6069" target="_blank"><img title="Blue_Columbine_26.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Blue_Columbine_26.jpg" alt="Blue_Columbine_26.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's a couple of Blue Columbine flower shots...as they are now out in full bloom in my front garden. I did the stacked (20x) version a bit more 'straight on'...coz I wanted to see 'IF' it would enhance the DOF enuff to counter the usual 'flat-ish' head on perspective. Then I took a regular f/22 more angled shot (that will always offer more awareness of 'depth' because of subject tilt, diagonal lines, etc - so I didn't bother to stack this take. I like 'em both...but I think I actually prefer the single f/22 image...even tho the stacked version...does present a little more fine detail overall...coz the 'straight on' view still looks rather 'flat' to me, despite the added subject depth. It's interesting to note, how both 'angle perspective' and fine detail awareness both play a role in creating a pleasing DOF sensory experience.<br /><br />7 comments Kev Tue, 17 May 2011 07:03:04 +0000 &quot;Groenland&quot; Tulip (Tulipa Viridiflora) - Liliaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6054 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6054" target="_blank"><img title="Greenland_Tulip_7.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Greenland_Tulip_7.jpg" alt="Greenland_Tulip_7.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Gotta love those striking Spring colours. The 'Groenland' variety is one of Hollands most popular Tulips.<br /><br />4 comments Kev Sat, 14 May 2011 01:16:46 +0000 Purple &quot;Foxtrot&quot; - Double Tulip (Tulipa) Liliaceae - 52x Stack http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6053 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6053" target="_blank"><img title="Purple_Foxtrot_Double_Tulip_Tulipa_Liliaceae_-_52x_Stack.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Purple_Foxtrot_Double_Tulip_Tulipa_Liliaceae_-_52x_Stack.jpg" alt="Purple_Foxtrot_Double_Tulip_Tulipa_Liliaceae_-_52x_Stack.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I didn't intend on taking any pics this evening...but whilst I was out walking the dawg (in a light drizzle) I noticed this bloom outside a local apartment building. So :) &gt;&gt;&gt;<br /><br />3 comments Kev Fri, 13 May 2011 08:56:16 +0000 &quot;Rococo&quot; Parrot Tulip - 56x Stack http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6006 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6006" target="_blank"><img title="Rococo_Parrot_Tulip_Stack.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/500/thumbs/Rococo_Parrot_Tulip_Stack.jpg" alt="Rococo_Parrot_Tulip_Stack.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Ok, here's the final shot of the Parrot Tulip. This time a full subject 56x Stack. Actually, there's not a ton of difference between this one and the regular f/22 single shot image I posted previous. Just a little more DOF and detail at the back of the frame.<br /><br />7 comments Kev Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:06:05 +0000 Pink Avalanche Lily (Erythronium Montanum) - Liliaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6001 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=6001" target="_blank"><img title="Pink_Avalanche_8.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Pink_Avalanche_8.jpg" alt="Pink_Avalanche_8.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's another little gem native to the Pacific NW region. They normally come in white...but sometimes you see them in pink and yellow varieties too. This specimen is courtesy of our local British Columbia Government House gardens :) Here is the white variety for a comparison. http://kvincentphotography.ca/designerflorals/h3780ead7#h19abd24c<br /><br />6 comments Kev Mon, 25 Apr 2011 20:27:53 +0000 &quot;Rococo&quot; Parrot Tulip (Tulipa) - Liliaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5994 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5994" target="_blank"><img title="Parrot_Tulip_2_-_Sharpened.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Parrot_Tulip_2_-_Sharpened.jpg" alt="Parrot_Tulip_2_-_Sharpened.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's the Parrot Tulip now open. It's interesting to see just how the colours change as the bloom becomes mature. I also took a 60x stack version this afternoon. I will have to see how my software can handle that many 16-bit TIFF files.<br /><br />3 comments Kev Sat, 23 Apr 2011 08:37:59 +0000 Parrot Tulip (Tulipa) - Liliaceae 2 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5987 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5987" target="_blank"><img title="Parrot_Tulip_30_-_Sharpened.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/500/thumbs/Parrot_Tulip_30_-_Sharpened.jpg" alt="Parrot_Tulip_30_-_Sharpened.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: OK, so on Clems cue...I shall call this one &quot;Are You Experienced&quot; This one kinda reminds me of my brain on drugs. This is where I get to crank up the volume to number 11 :)<br /><br />4 comments Kev Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:06:01 +0000 Parrot Tulip (Tulipa) - Liliaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5986 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5986" target="_blank"><img title="Parrot_Tulip_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Parrot_Tulip_1.jpg" alt="Parrot_Tulip_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: This is one of the most colourful tulips I have ever seen. Had my eye on it last year, and viola, here it is ;) Hopefully, I will be able to take more shots once it opens.<br /><br />3 comments Kev Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:36:50 +0000 &quot;Gold Lace&quot; Primrose (Primula Elatior) - F/8 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5961 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5961" target="_blank"><img title="Gold_Lace_Primrose_11.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Gold_Lace_Primrose_11.jpg" alt="Gold_Lace_Primrose_11.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I was out walking with the dog yesterday and I noticed this old fashioned &quot;Gold Lace&quot; Primrose in a local garden. One doesn't see many of this tiny, delicate, but pretty variety these days...so I had to nick a stem for a few shots. Here's a more shallow depth (f/8) version. Kev Sat, 16 Apr 2011 17:10:55 +0000 &quot;Gold Lace&quot; Primrose (Primula Elatior) - Macro 1:2 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5960 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5960" target="_blank"><img title="Gold_Lace_Primrose_20B.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/503/thumbs/Gold_Lace_Primrose_20B.jpg" alt="Gold_Lace_Primrose_20B.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I was out walking with the dog yesterday and I noticed this old fashioned &quot;Gold Lace&quot; Primrose in a local garden. One doesn't see many of this tiny, delicate, but pretty variety these days...so I had to nick a stem for a few shots :)<br /><br />3 comments Kev Sat, 16 Apr 2011 17:08:45 +0000 &quot;Gold Lace&quot; Primrose (Primula Elatior) - f/22 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5959 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5959" target="_blank"><img title="Gold_Lace_Primrose_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Gold_Lace_Primrose_1.jpg" alt="Gold_Lace_Primrose_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I was out walking with the dog yesterday and I noticed this old fashioned &quot;Gold Lace&quot; Primrose in a local garden. One doesn't see many of this tiny, delicate, but pretty variety these days...so I had to nick a stem for a few shots :)<br /><br />2 comments Kev Sat, 16 Apr 2011 17:06:33 +0000 Yellow Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus) http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5933 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5933" target="_blank"><img title="Ranunculus_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Ranunculus_1.jpg" alt="Ranunculus_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Another simple spring flower - the Ranunculus. Just a single f/22 image here...as I think it better suits to have some relative DOF from back to front...rather than a completely crisp stacked shot.<br /><br />4 comments Kev Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:09:19 +0000 Snake's Head Fritillary (Fritillaria Meleagris) - Take 3 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5914 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5914" target="_blank"><img title="Fritillaria_Meleagris_4.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/500/thumbs/Fritillaria_Meleagris_4.jpg" alt="Fritillaria_Meleagris_4.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Just one more shot of the &quot;Snake Head&quot; flower. A slightly more colourful version. On the other two images I used Capture NX2 for the masking and background fill with the U-Point &quot;selection&quot; tools. On this one I used the regular CS5 layer-masking method. Very different technologies but both produce a very similar end result.<br /><br />4 comments Kev Tue, 05 Apr 2011 07:44:55 +0000 Snake's Head Fritillary (Fritillaria Meleagris) - Take 2 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5913 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5913" target="_blank"><img title="Fritillaria_Meleagris_36.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Fritillaria_Meleagris_36.jpg" alt="Fritillaria_Meleagris_36.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I just couldn't bare the thought of Clem loosing sleep over his confusion...(ie: pondering the double flower heads) all night long. So, as the bloom was still in decent shape this morning I decided to take another shot to put him out of his misery :)<br /><br />1 comment Kev Mon, 04 Apr 2011 22:57:21 +0000 Snake's Head Fritillary (Fritillaria Meleagris) - Liliaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5910 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5910" target="_blank"><img title="Fritillaria_Meleagris_34B.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Fritillaria_Meleagris_34B.jpg" alt="Fritillaria_Meleagris_34B.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I thought it was about time I started shooting a few spring flowers. This 'Snakes Head' is an interesting specimen that's out in the local gardens at the moment. I nicked this one under the cover of darkness whilst out with the dog tonight ;) Might do a 'stacked' version tomorrow - IF it's still in good shape.<br /><br />4 comments Kev Mon, 04 Apr 2011 07:51:22 +0000 &quot;Perrier Water&quot; Bottle - Take 2 http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5866 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5866" target="_blank"><img title="Perrier_Backdrop_2D1_Reflection_copy_2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Perrier_Backdrop_2D1_Reflection_copy_2.jpg" alt="Perrier_Backdrop_2D1_Reflection_copy_2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's a different variation with a reflection image. It was actually very tricky to create coz I had forgotten to shoot the foreground subjects (glass &amp; bottle) as seperate images. So, when it came time to make the reflection true I had to make 5 different layers in order to tuck the underlying bottle reflection up under the glass...because with a straightflorward flip (transform) reflection there would normally be a large-ish gap between the bottle ends, and only the glasses would touch. Just goes to show how much one has to 'think' &amp; plan at setup time :)<br /><br />7 comments Kev Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:12:28 +0000 &quot;Perrier Water&quot; On Ice http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5862 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5862" target="_blank"><img title="Perrier_Water_On_Ice_2D1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Perrier_Water_On_Ice_2D1.jpg" alt="Perrier_Water_On_Ice_2D1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: This is what I drink, if I feel like something carbonated. Add some organic 100% freshly squeezed orange juice and lemon...and you have a great tasting pop :) It's not quite finihed yet (I still have to clean up a few lines, ie: on top of the cap, etc)...but it's almost done. I first shot the bottle neck label close up and added a gradient with reduced opacity. Then another background fill layer behind that with another gradient. After that I look the subject image with ice, etc...isolated it...and layered everything together.<br /><br />9 comments Kev Tue, 22 Mar 2011 07:08:24 +0000 Soleus 26.2 Marathon Runners Watch http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5835 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5835" target="_blank"><img title="Soleus_Watch_5B7.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Soleus_Watch_5B7.jpg" alt="Soleus_Watch_5B7.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's another shot of my running watch...just wanted to play with some colour and design.<br /><br />5 comments Kev Mon, 14 Mar 2011 21:33:20 +0000 Crocus Verni - Iridaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5832 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5832" target="_blank"><img title="Crocus_10_Combo_copy.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/500/thumbs/Crocus_10_Combo_copy.jpg" alt="Crocus_10_Combo_copy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Nothing too spectacular, just a simple Crocus from the front garden. It's extremely windy here right next to the ocean today... However, I did manage to find one specimen that was relatively still quite decent.<br /><br />6 comments Kev Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:40:22 +0000 Crocus Verni - Iridaceae http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5833 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5833" target="_blank"><img title="Crocus_Macro_2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/500/thumbs/Crocus_Macro_2.jpg" alt="Crocus_Macro_2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Nothing too spectacular, just a simple Crocus from the front garden. It's extremely windy here right next to the ocean today... However, I did manage to find one specimen that was relatively still decent. A regular 1:2 macro shot at f/22 here - no stacking.<br /><br />1 comment Kev Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:40:22 +0000 White Balance Comparison http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5802 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5802" target="_blank"><img title="Soleus_Watch_Logo_-_WB_Comparison.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Soleus_Watch_Logo_-_WB_Comparison.jpg" alt="Soleus_Watch_Logo_-_WB_Comparison.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I wanted to upload this test image to demonstrate just how much the &quot;auto&quot; WB can be off the mark compared to when one creates a &quot;custom&quot; white balance. The auto WB (left) and custom WB (right) are of course totally different. Note, the custom WB on the right has an very accurate colour-cast, whilst the left one is obviously completely wrong.<br /><br />2 comments Kev Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:54:19 +0000 Soleus 26.2 Marathon Runners Watch http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5801 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5801" target="_blank"><img title="Soleus_Watch_4.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Soleus_Watch_4.jpg" alt="Soleus_Watch_4.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: It was time (excuse the pun :) to buy a new running watch. So, thought I would create a composite product shot of it incorporating the package box, logo, and adding some company text.<br /><br />3 comments Kev Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:14:06 +0000 Passion Flower Macro (Passifloraceae) - Gallery Presentation http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5745 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5745" target="_blank"><img title="Passion_Flower_Macro_Stack_-_Print.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Passion_Flower_Macro_Stack_-_Print.jpg" alt="Passion_Flower_Macro_Stack_-_Print.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I am doing a local gallery exhibit with a series of my flower images. This is how I shall be presenting them. Each print is mounted on sintra to give a clean-sleek and uncluttered appearence. Each print is approx 24&quot; x 18&quot;<br /><br />8 comments Kev Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:55:00 +0000 Hybrida x Dahlia (Asteraceae) With Reflection - Gallery Presentation http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5744 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5744" target="_blank"><img title="Hybrida_x_Dahlia_Stack_With_Reflection_-_Print.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Hybrida_x_Dahlia_Stack_With_Reflection_-_Print.jpg" alt="Hybrida_x_Dahlia_Stack_With_Reflection_-_Print.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I am doing a local gallery exhibit with a series of my flower images. This is how I shall be presenting them. Each print is mounted on sintra to give a clean-sleek and uncluttered appearence. Each print is approx 24&quot; x 18&quot; Kev Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:47:05 +0000 Flowering Clivia (Amaryllidaceae) - Gallery Presentation http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5743 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5743" target="_blank"><img title="Flowering_Clivia_Centre_-_Print.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Flowering_Clivia_Centre_-_Print.jpg" alt="Flowering_Clivia_Centre_-_Print.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I am doing a local gallery exhibit with a series of my flower images. This is how I shall be presenting them. Each print is mounted on sintra to give a clean-sleek and uncluttered appearence. Each print is approx 24&quot; x 18&quot; Kev Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:47:03 +0000 Salmon Miniature Rose (Rosaceae) - 30x Stack http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5714 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5714" target="_blank"><img title="Miniature_Rose_Stack.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/502/thumbs/Miniature_Rose_Stack.jpg" alt="Miniature_Rose_Stack.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: This is the very first rose to come out in bloom on our front veranda this spring. So, I couldn't resist taking a quick stacked image of it<br /><br />7 comments Kev Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:56:52 +0000 Glyph GT-062E (2TB) External RAID - Product Shot http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5628 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5628" target="_blank"><img title="GT-062E_Drive_7BD2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/GT-062E_Drive_7BD2.jpg" alt="GT-062E_Drive_7BD2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Sometimes I have nothing better to do than take product shots of my own gear. I really must get a life :)<br /><br />8 comments Kev Sun, 30 Jan 2011 07:47:14 +0000 Swarovski Crystal &amp; Enamel Broach - 66x Stack http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5612 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5612" target="_blank"><img title="Swarski_Broach_Stack.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Swarski_Broach_Stack.jpg" alt="Swarski_Broach_Stack.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: I thought this project might be a bit tricky, and it was. The depth of the broach is about 5 inches, plus it's extremely reflective, and as usual the black plexiglass showed up every bit of dust/lint/flick you can imagine. It took about 5 hours from start to finish including the mandatory pp cleanup. I did a 66x (1mm intervals) stack to get the full range depth at f/16 on this one.<br /><br />2 comments Kev Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:30:46 +0000 Hellebore (Helleborus) Ranunculaceae - 22x Stack http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5599 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5599" target="_blank"><img title="Hellebore_22x_Stack_2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/503/thumbs/Hellebore_22x_Stack_2.jpg" alt="Hellebore_22x_Stack_2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: The Hellebore flowers are in full bloom in my front garden (along with the snowdrops, crocuses and early Daffs)...so that means Spring is merely 2-3 weeks away for us. With this macro shot (and a bit of research) I think I have stumbled across an inherent 'limitation' related to the digital sensor platform...something that I did not experience whilst using film. I shall explain in a seperate post below:<br /><br />5 comments Kev Wed, 19 Jan 2011 01:55:28 +0000 Antique Gold &amp; Diamond Pendant (circa 1890) http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5542 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5542" target="_blank"><img title="Diamond_Pendant_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Diamond_Pendant_1.jpg" alt="Diamond_Pendant_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's a couple more images taken on black plexiglass. The angle of shot and surrounding reflective material greatly changes the background colour. One again, the main challenge here was to clean the surface of dust/lint/flick...which required quite a bit of pp cleanup too.<br /><br />2 comments Kev Sun, 09 Jan 2011 08:44:06 +0000 Antique Gold &amp; Diamond Pendant (JAYS, Oxford St, London) http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5543 <a href="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost//showphoto.php?photo=5543" target="_blank"><img title="Diamond_Pendant_6.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.geofflawrence.com/photopost/data/505/thumbs/Diamond_Pendant_6.jpg" alt="Diamond_Pendant_6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kev<br /><br />Description: Here's a couple more images taken on black plexiglass. The angle of shot and surrounding reflective material greatly changes the background colour. One again, the main challenge here was to clean the surface of dust/lint/flick...which required quite a bit of pp cleanup too.<br /><br />7 comments Kev Sun, 09 Jan 2011 08:44:06 +0000