Backlight Flowers

© Toni A. Martin

Backlight Flowers

Uploaded: February 22, 2007


I used dry brush filter on this image to give it an artistic painted effect.


Datha Y. Thompson February 22, 2007

Very Beautiful!! Love the lighting and effect!! :0) #609732

Judy A. Lawhon February 22, 2007

Perfect composition, light and effects, Toni!! #3975279

Rachel McKinnie February 22, 2007

Beautiful lighting and composition. #3975286

Christy Nichols February 22, 2007

This is lovely, Toni! Love the comp and wonderful colors! #3976104

Kathy Radford February 22, 2007

Looks like a winner. What a wonderful job on this shot Toni. Kathy in NH #3976146

Mitch Spence level-classic February 22, 2007

Really, really nice composition, Toni. The reflections, the shadows, everything. You did a great job here. Very appealing. #3976251

Toni A. Martin February 22, 2007

Thank you so much to each and every one of you! #3976425

Arlene Krassner February 22, 2007

Toni this is a charming picture. #3976514

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 22, 2007

Toni, great composition, detail and lighting. #3976911

Casey A. Hanson February 22, 2007

Very nice work, Toni. I love the softness and comp. :0) #3977174

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 22, 2007

Lovely lighting and composition Toni! #3977225

Ameet B. Agnihotri February 22, 2007


Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 22, 2007

Nice capture. Beautiful flowers. Love the set up. #3977265

Toni A. Martin February 22, 2007

Thank you again, everyone. I am quite overwhelmed at your response. I don't venture into "shop" that much. It was fun. Thank you! #3977275

Sam Britt February 22, 2007

Beautiful image, Toni. Great composition, color, lighting & subtle effects. #3977304

Amy JACKSON level-classic February 22, 2007

Very beautiful image, Toni!! #3977310

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 22, 2007

Toni - Would you mind sharing with us the lighting a background techniques and camera settings you used to make this image? Did you shoot this on glass? Thanks - I'm very new to DSLR photography and am trying to learn all I can. I appreciate it! #3977364

Toni A. Martin February 22, 2007

Thank you Cindy. The flowers are sitting on an 8ft piece of white foam core board on the dining table. There is a glass french door directly behind through which the afternoon sun comes through for a brief period. I have to work fast because the sun is so low and about to go behind the trees. To keep the board in the background I have to raise the camera up high on extended tripod column. Settings were 1.8 sec. at f16, aperture prio.,ISO 100, focal length 225 (70-200 2.8 VR on 1.4x digital D2x) White Balance was manual at 4750K. I wanted to experiment with WB as shooting indoors with fading sunlight was not giving me exactly what I needed. But in the end I liked the WB effect with the blue tones as it set a mood for the photo. I desaturated the greens and took the blues down some. I dodged highlights and burned shadow details like the lines of the flowers. Dry brush is the effect I prefer most in PS. I hope this helps. #3977385

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 22, 2007

Yes, it does Toni. Thank you very much! I also use natural light, but backgrounds that match the foreground have remained a mystery to me. So, raising the camera on a tripod makes perfect sense. I haven't progressed to using a tripod yet, but we have one, so I'm looking forward to trying this technique. Bless you for sharing! :-) Cindy #3977440

Phil Cannon February 12, 2008

Big wow from me!!!!! #5487533

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