Soft-boxed Bonsai Blooms

© Susan J. Allen

Soft-boxed Bonsai Blooms

Susan J. Allen level-classic 1/29/2007 7:12:54 AM

This is from my first session with my BIG makeshift softbox. Here's a picture of it. Made it for half what it would have cost me to buy and have it shipped. But still don't quite know what I'm doing. Bought two construction work lamps, one 500W and one 300W, but when I tried to turn the 300W on, it didn't work and will have to return it. For my first trial run, put three small spotlights on the right and the 500 on the left. Advice on what I've done wrong with the construction and lighting solicited! #596388

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 1/29/2007 7:22:22 AM

Very nice colors and details, Susan ... your soft box appears to have done an excesllent job!


Steve Hurkett #3886439

Susan J. Allen level-classic 1/29/2007 7:26:24 AM

Thanks so much, Steve! You've sure been on top of things the past couple of days! #3886456

BILLY R. PARKER 1/29/2007 7:53:38 AM

SUSAN, OUTSTANDING RESULTS!! I AGREE WITH STEVE! YOUR SOFT BOX GAVE YOU EXCELLENT RESULTS ON THE IMAGE!! BILLY #3886543

RC Fritz 1/29/2007 8:16:18 AM

Excellent job Susan! What lens you used? #3886630

Susan J. Allen level-classic 1/29/2007 8:21:44 AM

Thanks so much, Billy and Fritz--you made my day! The lens I used was the Sigma 18-200. It's really not that great for macro. I'm saving for the Canon 100-400 L with image stablizer to use both for macro and birds in flight. Wish me luck! #3886647

Janine Russell level-classic 1/29/2007 8:28:11 PM

Susan, excellent color, detail and lighting. #3889288

Susan J. Allen level-classic 1/29/2007 8:41:06 PM

Thanks Janine! And congrats to you! #3889317

Shawn Jennings level-classic 1/30/2007 7:46:07 AM

Great lighting and detail on this Susan! #3891237

Susan J. Allen level-classic 2/9/2007 5:47:08 AM

Thanks so much, Shawn! #3929004

Holly Shao 2/13/2007 12:58:02 PM

Love the colors and lighting in this beautiful composition, Susan!

Holly #3944759

Susan J. Allen level-classic 2/13/2007 8:01:49 PM

Thanks, Holly! #3945726

Ken Smith level-classic 2/24/2007 12:06:22 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Susan!! #3982860

Holly Shao 2/24/2007 1:10:35 PM

Congratulations, Susan, on this beautiful Finalist!!

Holly #3983579

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 2/24/2007 1:55:03 PM

Susan, congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! #3984108

Janine Russell level-classic 2/24/2007 3:01:59 PM

Susan, congratulations on your finalist. #3984744

Sam Britt level-classic 2/24/2007 4:08:36 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Susan. I wish I had ROOM to set up something like your makeshift soft box. #3985354

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett level-classic 2/24/2007 4:09:57 PM

COngrats on your third finalist ... Susan #3985366

Susan J. Allen level-classic 2/24/2007 6:19:24 PM

Thanks so much, all you nice BP'ers! How nice to wake up to a finalist and your kind comments! #3986677

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 2/24/2007 6:48:12 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3987031

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 2/24/2007 10:01:04 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS Susan :0) #3988501

Susan J. Allen level-classic 2/25/2007 3:11:59 AM

Thanks so much for the encouragement, Kay and Datha! #3989002

Sharon Day level-classic 2/25/2007 12:57:34 PM

Beautiful image, Susan!!! Your light tent is incredible! Congratulations and good luck! #3992775

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 2/25/2007 4:00:40 PM

What a lovely Finalist; congratulations! #3993547

Susan J. Allen level-classic 2/25/2007 8:18:26 PM

Thanks so much, Sharon and Christopher! #3994691

Evy Johansen level-classic 2/26/2007 6:45:10 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Susan!! #3998890

Susan J. Allen level-classic 2/26/2007 7:43:42 PM

Thanks again Evy! You are very encouraging! #3999086

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01/28/07, Miyazu, Japan. Nothing's cheap in Japan, but bonsai plants are abundant and relatively reasonable. This is from my first session with my BIG makeshift softbox. I'll insert a photo of it in the discussion thread. Made it for half what it would have cost me to buy and have it shipped. But still don't quite know what I'm doing. Bought two construction work lamps, one 500W and one 300W, but the 300W didn't work and exchanged for a 200W as that's all they had. For my first trial run only had the 300W, so put three small spotlights on the right and the 500 on the left. Would really appreciate some advice on how to improve construction and lighting.

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