Flowers in Mono (vintage Helios lens) by phil_howcroft

Flowers in Mono (vintage Helios lens)

These are some of my daughters wedding flowers a week after the big day in a jam car vase. The quality of the flowers were excellent, with many looking perfect over a week later.

You shouldn't really do flowers in mono , but photography rules are meant to be broken, so here they are.

Shot with a wide open aperture using a vintage Russian Helios 44M 58mm f2 lens attached to my Sony A6000.

Editied in Rawtherpee and GIMP, my open source editors of choice.

Turned out OK, hope you think so too
I like the clarity and the composition, love the fact that the vase is not a vase :)
April 8th, 2019  
Pretty arrangement! I like it in B&W!
April 9th, 2019  
No you should not do flowers in mono , but the delight of this capture is the clarity of the glass , refraction of the stems and the reflections while the actual flowerheads are only secondary to all this ! Clever and delightful Phil :)
April 9th, 2019  
I always love to see flowers in colour but this shot is great in b&w.
April 9th, 2019  
I think this shot is v attractive as it is
April 9th, 2019  
Beautiful, nice black and white flower shot, nice arrangement in that vase.
April 12th, 2019  
It seems to me there's a definite danger in getting too hidebound by rules, they can stifle creativity. I think the secret is to learn them and learn them well, then we can break them with awareness and break them effectively when we feel it's necessary for an image to 'say' what we want it to 'say'.
[Gets down off soap box] Nice b&w.
April 14th, 2019  
@dulciknit Alison your soap box comment is well received . Being a camera club judge I can stand on the soap box with you as i judge what we see not what someone tells me I should see !
April 15th, 2019  
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