Wildflowers Assignment Winner Henrik Spranz

Photo By Henrik Spranz

Photo By Henrik Spranz

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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