Congratulations to Henrik Spranz for winning the Wildflowers Assignment!
“I usually use natural light in almost all of my photos, but on this overcast day I had the idea to use an artificial light source to get the photo I wanted to have,” explains Spranz. “I had a shot of a group of liver leaves in my mind that’s telling a story and after some time I found a perfectly positioned one with a perfect background. With a wide-open aperture the high grass in the background almost vanishes giving a nice structure contributing to the overall impact of the photo. I’ve placed the artificial light source to get a perfect composition of the two main actors in the scene: the blooming liver leaf and the ‘shadow’ of another one in the bokeh. I love to play around with bokeh and special characteristics of lenses. Here I’ve used a Canon 135/2 L open wide on a Canon 5d Mk III on a Berlebach tripod with a special construction of ball head and plates and other accessories to shoot from ground level. Post processing of this photo is minimal like tonal correction, curves, saturation and a little dodge & burn.”
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