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Three views - one flower

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 17 August 2009 in Plant & Nature.

On Friday while I was waiting for an appointment, I was browsing through a book of photos and came across one or two where the photographer had double exposed his negatives. I quite liked the effect and did some research on it, only to find that most digital cameras (mine included) are not able to perform this function.

So - Photoshop was the only solution, and while playing around I ended up with this image - not quite a multi-exposure, but the same flower, still with a touch of morning dew and lit up by early morning sunlight, presented three times on the same overall image - each one a little bit differently.

What I really like is the background - the large aperture blurred the background, but not enough to get rid of the odd bit of green here and there.

Canon EOS 40D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 100 85 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Michael Rawluk from Canada

That is a super piece of work. Frame it and hang it.

17 Aug 2009 5:52am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is stunning Rob! I love the framing and the 3 levels of the flowers.

17 Aug 2009 5:55am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

This is ART!!!
I love this
You playing around in PS was worth it :)
Great light and dof

17 Aug 2009 5:59am

Micke Bergling from Sweden


17 Aug 2009 6:26am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Hay Rob, how are you?
I see you are still experimenting and coming up with some amazing work! I really love this...it is truely delightful!!! Bravo to you and 5 stars!!!

17 Aug 2009 6:48am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Nicely done! And I thought they were actually there :)

17 Aug 2009 6:53am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Lovely, you did a great job processing it even the mere green look like a slight bokeh ;)

17 Aug 2009 6:57am

mats from Texas, United States

Hey, this is great, perfect light and 'love the PP.

17 Aug 2009 7:32am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Yes, wonderful work! Would make a perfect poster :)

17 Aug 2009 7:39am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

stunning Rob amazing shot and work well done. 5 stars from me

17 Aug 2009 8:57am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, I, too, gave this a long look expecting them to be smart individuals . . the wonders of PS !

17 Aug 2009 9:38am

zOOm from Paris, France

A very poetic image indeed. Nice juxtaposition ! Great.

17 Aug 2009 9:42am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


17 Aug 2009 11:12am

mirela from United States

very nice!

17 Aug 2009 12:33pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Fantastic !

17 Aug 2009 12:42pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

this recording is beautiful. The magnificent color of the flowers and the little drops of water I like very much. These flowers, I know. With us they are called nasturtium and planted them in gardens or flower pots on the balcony. Greetings Christel

17 Aug 2009 2:02pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

I like the isolation and the repetition of flowers - nice effect and blend

17 Aug 2009 2:14pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brilliant light and compo !

17 Aug 2009 2:49pm

Zaluska from Ostroleka, Poland

Very good composition!!!

17 Aug 2009 3:58pm

benkirane from Fès, Morocco

Quelle transparence lumineuse !

17 Aug 2009 3:59pm

k@ from Paris, France

What a light trough their yellow bodies ! They'll sing in a minute, great trio !!

17 Aug 2009 6:16pm

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

WOW - really great shot !

17 Aug 2009 6:25pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Stunning and very creative work, nice stuff.

17 Aug 2009 6:57pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very nice job!

17 Aug 2009 7:20pm

rem_la from villiers, France

superbe cette composition florale !

17 Aug 2009 8:03pm

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Well, it looks like playing around with bits and electrons pays off, people notice, hahaha...!!! Great idea and very well executed !!!


17 Aug 2009 10:28pm

lucid from Toronto, Canada

What an interesting effect! It's a great photo!

18 Aug 2009 2:43am

dj.tigersprout from nyc, United States

that dark green background IS beautiful!! excellent light, excellent color Rob!! and masterly PS!! :)

18 Aug 2009 3:19am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Well done! Will have to try it one day..... Thanks for sharing. The light is wonderful! Great colour too

18 Aug 2009 5:30am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Excellent work... the light and transparencies are perfect.

18 Aug 2009 9:23am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

You have produced a cool result.

20 Aug 2009 2:26pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Cool PS work! Nice green background!

20 Aug 2009 2:49pm

justme from cateye, United States

this is amazing! i love it!!!!!!!!!!!

20 Aug 2009 4:19pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/250 second
ISO 100
85 mm