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Old Jun 19, 2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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From the Oly with 70-300mm. Tripod used. Manual focus. *Used a flash from the upper right and backlight. *Both had orange gels.



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I love the first one, what a great flower and composition. As a side note, is it easier to use the ornage gel than to add the effect after the fact?

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I love the first one, what a great flower and composition. As a side note, is it easier to use the ornage gel than to add the effect after the fact?

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Personally, I like the orange gel, John. One less thing to mess with in PP. And, nothing like the real thing.

Thanks! BTW, I just picked up an old 135mm OM-mount. Don't laugh but, it's a JC Penny branded. I believe they were made by Makinon for Penney's. Doing some sample shots and it's really going to be great for some senior pictures I've been asked to do.
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Gary, those orange gels are giving you great colors, the slight blue in the stamen is really terrific good color contrast to the orange of the lily, have you thought about using a blue gel on the background (not backlight) to get even more color contrast, might make an interesting image.

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Gary, those orange gels are giving you great colors, the slight blue in the stamen is really terrific good color contrast to the orange of the lily, have you thought about using a blue gel on the background (not backlight) to get even more color contrast, might make an interesting image.

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Thanks, Charles. I'm just in the neophyte stage of lighting and using gels. I'm just playing around with different combinations of equipment, positions, gels, etc. I've lucked out and been able to snag a couple of Vivitar 285HVs at dirt-cheap to go with my Olympus FL36R. Picked up some Roscolux gels and various diffusing schemes. So far, it's a LOT of fun.
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Personally, I like the orange gel, John. One less thing to mess with in PP. And, nothing like the real thing.

Thanks! BTW, I just picked up an old 135mm OM-mount. Don't laugh but, it's a JC Penny branded. I believe they were made by Makinon for Penney's. Doing some sample shots and it's really going to be great for some senior pictures I've been asked to do.
Looking forward to seeing some samples from your new lens. I see a lot of Sears branded stuff for K mount but most are super cheap so I doubt they will be a bargin like yours (assuming it was), just crappy old glass.

I hear you on limiting PP. One of the reasons i never get caught up with pictures even when I'm not shooting much is too much PP. Took 45 minutes to do 2! pictures last night. And neither of them needed much.

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