Soft-boxed Bonsai Blooms

© Susan Jane Allen

Soft-boxed Bonsai Blooms

Uploaded: January 29, 2007 07:07:34

Description

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.

Comments

Susan Jane Allen level-classic January 29, 2007

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 January 29, 2007

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


Steve Hurkett #3886439

Susan Jane Allen level-classic January 29, 2007

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

BILLY R. PARKER January 29, 2007

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

RC Fritz January 29, 2007

Excellent job Susan! What lens you used? #3886630

Susan Jane Allen level-classic January 29, 2007

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-deluxe January 29, 2007

Susan, excellent color, detail and lighting. #3889288

Susan Jane Allen level-classic January 29, 2007

Thanks Janine! And congrats to you! #3889317

Shawn Jennings level-classic January 30, 2007

Great lighting and detail on this Susan! #3891237

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 09, 2007

Thanks so much, Shawn! #3929004

Holly Shao February 13, 2007

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

Holly #3944759

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 13, 2007

Thanks, Holly! #3945726

Ken Smith level-classic February 24, 2007

Congrats on your finalist, Susan!! #3982860

Holly Shao February 24, 2007

Congratulations, Susan, on this beautiful Finalist!!

Holly #3983579

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 24, 2007

Susan, congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! #3984108

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 24, 2007

Susan, congratulations on your finalist. #3984744

Sam Britt February 24, 2007

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

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett February 24, 2007

COngrats on your third finalist ... Susan #3985366

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 24, 2007

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 February 24, 2007

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

Datha Y. Thompson February 24, 2007

BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS Susan :0) #3988501

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 25, 2007

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

Sharon Day level-classic February 25, 2007

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 25, 2007

What a lovely Finalist; congratulations! #3993547

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 25, 2007

Thanks so much, Sharon and Christopher! #3994691

Evy Johansen level-classic February 26, 2007

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

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 26, 2007

Thanks again Evy! You are very encouraging! #3999086

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