Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tulip Tuesday............

This past weekend was part one of my "Flower Class". In this workshop I set up backdrops, buy flowers and help the students create floral compositions in my studio. It's great fun and I will share more about the class later in the week.

When I went flower shopping for the workshop, there was an abundance of tulips to choose from, including parrot tulips.  I love those flowers and don't see them very often!

The day before the class I made sure everything was working by setting up my own shots, trying hard not to damage any of the flowers. I really didn't expect any blooms to survive the class, but when I was cleaning up I was delighted to find quite a few tulips still in good form. I stayed in my studio and photographed until there was virtually no light left coming through my studio windows.

  ©2012 Dianne Poinski

Today is also "Texture Tuesday". This week's challenge was to use Kim Klassen's "Felicity" texture. In this image I used "Felicity" with a soft light blending mode at 100%. I also used her "Luminous" texture at 62%, again using the soft light blending mode.

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The following two images, taken the day before the class, are of some of the other tulips I had on hand. I used "Felicity" on them as well.

©2012 Dianne Poinski
©2012 Dianne Poinski
I will share more about the set up for these images and what we did in the class, later this week.

Be sure to check out Kim's "Texture Tuesday" post to see what other people created with this week's texture. It's an amazingly talented group of photographers that participate. Here is the link: Kim Klassen Cafe

Happy Tuesday!

13 comments:

  1. Such beautiful work Dianne . . . .Teresa x

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  2. Oh my, what absolutely gorgeous tulips. I've browsed your blog, and all your images have this sense of timeless beauty... almost like a beautiful memory. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. You are fortunate to be so close to SF -- California is such an inspiring place!

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  3. A big sigh for parrot tulips. The photographs + texture = exquisite.

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  4. I will look forward to more about these, beautiful. Do you use a light tent or just natural light?

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  5. Just beautiful - I am in love with tulips right now, but haven't got quite the right shot yet...

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  6. Thank you so much everyone! I sure had a lot of fun!
    There will be more info later, but I did use natural window light for these images.

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  7. I used to have a Tulip Tuesday at work, where I'd go down to the market and buy myself a tulip.

    I love the photos, Mama. Very lovely.

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  8. These photo are gorgeous.. I just love the composition and the texture is perfect!!!

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  9. Very image is just so beautiful!

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  10. You've inspired me Dianne to continue with my own exploration of tulips in watercolor. They're tricky, especially if you've got the heat going in the studio!

    Your shots are gorgeous!

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  11. Thank you everyone! I am not surprised that many share my love of tulips.

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  12. That is gorgeous, I wish I could participate to your workshop.

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