Beautiful Amaryllis


All four flowers are now in bloom, and another bud is coming up! It was so beautiful to look at in the sunlight. I love having flowers in the middle of winter.

McKay Family  – (January 31, 2009 at 10:03 PM)  

Did you take that photo?? If so, how did you create the black background?? Absolutely beautiful! Mine should be blooming soon.

shirley  – (January 31, 2009 at 10:16 PM)  

Hi Lindsay!
I took the picture in my living room. I didn't do anything special to create the black background, but I did try a couple of different angles and exposures. For this particular picture, I exposed using the Spot meter vs the Matrix Meter (I think in Canon-speak that is Evaluative metering). I think I took 4 or 5 pictures, and this one was the only one I kept.

McKay Family  – (February 1, 2009 at 8:09 AM)  

I absolutely love it when the black background happens naturally! I just can't figure out how to recreate it! Great shot!

Lee –   – (February 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM)  

Oh my, that is just beautiful, Shirley! Like Lindsay, I want to know how you got the background to be black?

Sherry  – (February 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM)  

Just beautiful!!
Don't forget your ten things with T...just a reminder. =]

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