A Lovely Shade of Blue

From 2010 Blog
This hydrangea has a lovely blue color, some might call it periwinkle. This night photography technique uses the micro Litepanel LED to eliminate the bloom. The LED light gives very true color results and since the low power light falls off rapidly, the background is black and the vivid colors of the flower dominate the image. Canon 40D, 1/800 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 800, 50mm focal length.


Susan said…
This is a night shot? Wow, the colors are fantastic! Susan
CIOPhoto said…
Thanks for the comments. I took this photo just before I posted it last night. I had been watering the garden and noticed the hydrangeas which have just started opening up fully.
I forgot to add aluminum sulfate to the base of my hydrangeas....so I have a wide range of colors of blue and pinkish purple, also nice. Interesting technique on the photo, will have to give it a try.

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