Fire Within

© Scott W. Pierson

Fire Within

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic April 25, 2003

Interesting and pretty work! #32198

Debbie S. May 26, 2019

WOW! SO cool Scott! Do you mind sharing how you did it? I'm just learning how to shoot flowers... #87666

Scott W. Pierson May 26, 2019

Mette, Thanks for the comment.

Debbie, this was my first attempt at studio work. I actually bought some flowers for me (I feel so manly). I also bought some sweet bell peppers to photograph as well.

Anyway, I was shooting this yellow orchid against a white background by using a piece of white poster board with a small hole cut in it to stick the stem through. I was experimenting with different lighting, then wanted to find a way to provide back lighting to get the waxy translucent feel for the flower.

What I came up with was a mini flashlight pressed up against the back. Real high tech, huh? It was late afternoon in my kitchen with the lights off, not real dark even.

Debbie S. May 26, 2019

Scott, I have the greatest respect for men who buy themselves flowers!!!! LOL...It sounds like you got very creative with your lighting and set up! Thanks for sharing, I really appreciate it! :))) #87677

Shirley L. Carpenter May 26, 2019

You do great work Scott.....I love it.......Looks like a winner to me........ #87714

Scott W. Pierson May 26, 2019

Thanks Shirley, there are a lot of great flower pictures this month. We will have to see if this shot is creative enough to stand out.

Thanks again to you and the others who have commented on this picture. #87770

Nancy L. Ferrell May 26, 2019

what an enlightening idea.. thanks for sharing..beautiful photo #87789

Ruth Denton May 26, 2019

Congratulations! #100872

Debbie S. May 26, 2019

Congrats Scott! I'm happy to see this one here...very etheral and unusual... #101411

Damian P. Gadal May 26, 2019

Congrats Scott - wonderful image! #101425

Scott W. Pierson May 26, 2019

Thanks Ruth, Debbie, and Damian:
This is one of my favorite shots. In fact I gave a large (12x15) framed version of it to my Mom for Mothers's Day.

Thanks again for your support. #101444

Ron Goldman May 26, 2019

Congratulations and Good Luck!!! #101832

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