Exif data

Title: The golden flower
Camera: D200
Capture date: 02/03/08
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: Sigma 105mm Macro EX DG
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal length: 105mm (158mm equiv.)
Shutter speed: 1/25s
Shooting mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure comp.: –
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: None
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: C1 Pro (v4)

The golden flower

Here is another shot from the opening page animation on imagi.

I took this one morning when the sun was very bright. I was eating breakfast when, after seeing the light, the mood took me to take a photo.

The colour of the flower was enhanced by my golden reflector, with the droplets of water added with a small, hand-held plant spray that I keep for just such a shot.

I imagine the neighbours thought I was barmy running around in my dressing-gown, setting up the flowers in the window, holding a huge reflective disc. (I didn't ask ;) )

As you can imagine posting the new site has taken most of my free-time up so I don't really have much new to post. I guess you will have to bear with me while I post a few old shots which are already to go.

I was hoping to get some great photos at a friends christening in a few weeks but we are double booked (some friends of ours are coming to stay – something I hadn't found out about). So I guess it will be some other time when I get the chance to go snapping.


Very very nice. Love the

Very very nice. Love the macro and details.

Thank you – I'm glad you like it

I haven't done many macro shots recently and fancy taking a few more, so keep an eye out. (Once work tones down a tad and I get some spare time that is) ;)


Really like this shot Matt... well composed, well lit, lovely drops of water, beautiful! We may yet get out to shoot soon!

Thanks Ian – I hope we get out soon too.

I was lucky on this shot with the light. It was bright, golden and pouring in the bedroom window. That and the gold reflector really made the colour intense.

As I said I noticed the light at breakfast then ran around like a loon trying to get the shot.

Thanks for your comment. I am sure we will get some amazing shots when we get some time out soon.


Nothing lucky about that shot... you saw the light and made the most of it!

About moving through the photographs

I will mention at this point that to move through the photographs you only have to click on the left or right of the image.