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November 3, 2010

The challenge of photographing Nerine

ABOVE - UN-RETOUCHED IMAGE OF NERINE 'KEN SCOTT', NOT AN ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF THE REAL TINT.

DRASTICALLY PHOTOSHOP ADJUSTED IMAGE, WHICH DOES NOT LOOK REAL, A SIDE-BY-SIDE PERFECT MATCH WITH THE LIVE FLOWER.

Nerine sarniensis 'Ken Scott' has this amazing smokey color.  A new Nerine that I added last year to my collection, this photo may look too color-adjusted, ( it is) but this was my attempt to try and capture the actual color of this unique flower color. I feel that the petals here are exactly what the live blossom looks like. Nerine are so challenging to photograph digitally. Below, are some images of 'Ken Scott' without adjusting the color, for some reason, the yellow tint really intensifies in sunlight, and in shade, it goes orange.
MORNING SHOT OF NERINE 'KEN SCOTT'


NERINE 'RENOIR', WHICH IS EASIER TO PHOTOGRAPH FOR SOME STRANGE REASON, I IMAGINE THAT MUCH OF THIS HAS TO DO WITH HOW LIGHT IS REFLECTED WITHIN THE PETALS.

A PALE PINK NERINE SHOT IN SHADE, IS MORE ACCURATE SINCE LESS LIGHT IS REFRACTED

2 comments :

  1. I find when you're intimate with any bloom, photos are frequently not accurate color-wise. And don't get me going on monitors and printers...!

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  2. I want one! I've seen hibiscus hybrids with that smoky color, so I know its real! The other ones are really pretty too.

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