Mon 30-Sep-13 01:46 AM | edited Mon 30-Sep-13 11:05 PM by domer2760
Edited 30 Sep 2013 to include the pre-BW conversion image
It was raining today so I tried (once again) to reproduce the chiaroscuro lighting effect of the master painters. The scene was lit by a single candle. A large reflector was positioned above and to camera right to give a little fill light. This was the only light for the shot. Without the candle, the image was black. Image was converted to BW with Silver Efex Pro 2.
D90IR (590nm), Nikkor 20mm AFD, f/4, 1/4 sec, ISO 400.
Thanks Matt. You are very perceptive. Unfortunately, the flowers were Brown Eyed Susans that were well beyond their prime. The girzzled, naked stems were colected from the neghbor's flower garden. Yes, I was alluding to the Wicked Witch of the West. Good catch.
Thanks Tom. The setup you describe would be fun to shoot. One of my coworkers made a leather hat and a broom for a High School production of the Wizard of Oz. Her daughter was the Wicked Witch of the West. I don't think she would allow me to set fire to the broom.
Speaking of brooms, when I came downstairs on Monday morning the broom was still "hovering" in the window. Thought I would share this snapshot even though it has nothing to do with infrared photography.