I go take some Snowdrops almost every year at Garston Wood, and this year was no exception. The patch is fairly small, but it is quiet spot in February, so I don’t get interuptted to much lying on the ground etc.
This year I took my wide angle macro lens ( Laowa 15mm ) to take them for the first time. I lit some of them when mentioned below, with a Rayflash ringflash adapter and Canon 580ex Speedlight. It was also a debut for my new Camera – a Canon 5d MkIV.
Anyhow enough waffle and onto the results of the day – firstly those on the wide angle.
This first one I was literally in a bunch of them. (Flash used)
This one does not use flash – and is all daylight.
Then with flash.
And again with flash but giving a more night look.
Another lens I used on them was my 300mm F4 to pick out some in focus and blur the rest.
I also shot several images on my Canon 100mm macro lens.
These next two are the same setup – the first mixed with a outof focus shot in Topaz Texture Effects 2. The second has a Led light in the background.
This next one is a wide aperture and then processed with Topaz Black & White Effects 2 and Topaz Texture Effects 2.
These next two are double exposures blended in Photoshop CC. I took one shot out of focus, and one in to give this glow type finish.
The above one has some additional processing in Topaz Texture Effects. I should note – that I wish I’d noticed the stems in the bottom left corner – as they annoy me. Otherwise it would probably my favourite snowdrop shot of 2017.