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Stowe Garden flowers (various lighting)

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by tbyork2012, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Hi,
    It was nice and sunny in England today. Hence I decided to take the family to Stowe Garden. Here are some flowers I managed to shoot there. Used OM-D E-M5, Coastal Optics 60/4 at f8, ISO 800 and ambient light (camera propped on camera bag for support with IBIS on). It was fairly windy today, so it was not as straight forward.

    Lesser celandine:
    Visible light
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    UV
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    UV + some blue
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    Tussilago (Colt's foot):
    Visible light
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    UV
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    UV + some blue
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    Anemone blanda:
    Visible light
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    UV
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    UV + some blue
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    Some points I learned today:
    1) To maximise liveview boost, set liveview/EVF frame rate to normal (not high).
    2) E-M5 gives brighter boost to liveview in UV compared to the E-PL5.

    Boon
     
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  2. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Hi,
    The images above were OOC jpegs which had max boost of shadows and max suppression of highlights, which results in quite low contrast. Also, the CWB needs some improvement. Hence I processed the RAW files using Capture one Express, to see if I could get better images and improve the CWB. These are the processed images:

    Lesser celandine UV+blue:
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    Tussilago UV:
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    Tussilago UV+blue:
    13186484614_4e25ce6062_b_d.

    Tussilago Visible:
    13186202025_25f7984fc8_b_d.

    Anemone blanda UV:
    13186204195_0b1d5523b6_b_d.

    Anemone blanda UV+blue:
    13186206185_786cb61ccf_b_d.

    Anemone blanda Visible:
    13186492654_343e7ab1ed_b_d.

    Boon
     
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  3. YouVIart

    YouVIart Mu-43 Regular

    111
    Aug 17, 2013
    Kingdom Of Wessex
    I really like all those muted colours, in the Lesser Celandine Blue+UV shot, just perfect shades/hues.
     
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  4. kds315

    kds315 Mu-43 Regular

    149
    Apr 6, 2010
    Weinheim, Germany
    Nice work Boon!
     
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  5. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Some more of Lesser Celandine alternative lighting with UV + blue and UV +blue/green, both post-processed with Capture One Express.

    UV+blue
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    UV+blue/green
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    Boon
     
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  6. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    These are more flowers from Stowe Garden - went there as the weather was so nice and sunny, as the family enjoyed our picnic very much the last time there.

    Tussilago
    Visible:
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    UV:
    13493420394_19e78a8223_b_d.

    UV+Blue/green:
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    UV+Blue:
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    I think this is a Chionodoxa (correction: Scilla)
    Visible:
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    UV:
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    UV+Blue:
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    UV+Blue with slight adjustment CWB in Capture One:
    13506572533_17c0c8d71e_b_d.

    UV+Blue/Green:
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    UV+Blue/Green with slight adjustment CWB in Capture One:
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    Daisy in UV+Blue out of camera CWB:
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    Boon