We have lived in this house for over 5 years, and I don't think I've ever taken the time to photograph these flowers. Have I thought about it? Sure. Did I do it? Not that I can remember.
Now I have time to photograph them whenever I want to. It was raining and the lighting looked different. I knew the raindrops would add interest to the image.
One really good thing that has happened is I've literally taken time to smell the roses. (not literal roses in this case) I own the Fuji 80mm f2.8 macro lens for my X-T3's. I use it for portraits a lot, especially corporate headshots. But this, this is what it was made for! It focuses super fast and is beyond sharp.
This photo and the next were taken with the medium format Fuji GFX camera and 120mm f4 OIS lens, handheld.
A few days earlier I experimented with the GFX and Profoto A1X and Connect. I just added a subtle amount of flash to stop the movement. This was my first attempt using the medium format camera for macro flowers. I've used it for product photography and it is fantastic!
Just a subtle difference in these two shots, but I love the top of the images! The creamy blur of rich purple hues is beautiful. I am enjoying the freedom to create images that make me happy. All the above images were post-processed in Capture One for Fuji. One of my quarantine activities is learning new software, and this is my current project. I love what it does...but it is not the most intuitive software I've used. That said, they have great learning tutorials on their site. No, I am not sponsored by them and I've paid for my copy just like everyone else. I will always tell you what I like and what I don't like, and Capture One, I am beginning to like very much!
Stay safe! If you are interested in purchasing any of these for your home or office, just let me know!