Last month I purchased a 4 inch Bromeliad from the garden section of the local super market. I have been carefully watering it according to the directions and using a combination of diffused and direct sunlight. In the past four weeks it has doubled in size.
The red/orange coloring of the flower is quite wonderful to look at - and the way the light plays upon the leaves giving it form and texture is also visually pleasing.
I wanted to light it using just the window light and a spritz of front fill. So I placed it between
two corner windows (see diagram). Other considerations were a long lens, I used the 18-135 extended all the way out. At ISO 400 I was able to get an f8 for the top shot and f11 for the bottom.
The camera was on a tripod and I set the shutter for mirror-up operation and tripped it with a cable release. The fill light was an 8x20 Rosco silver reflector in front and a small 8 inch mirror on the left side to push back in some of the window light. Both were hand held, my son helped out holding the Rosco while I "operated" the mirror.
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