This is still life picture, done in light painting technique: bouquet of small bluebell flowers in transparent glass cup on saucer, against black background.
This image composed from series of 68 individual photos of same scene, but with different light. For lighting i used LED flashlight with semi-transparent white diffusor, mounted after LEDs. I illuminated scene from different directions (top, left, right, front, back) and different distances from flashlight to still-life composition. After source photo series was captured, i processed all photos with same parameters in RAW converter, and started manually painting masks for every photo, revealing only parts with most interesting light, and adding these parts to final mix.
This was most interesting, but also time consuming work, and most of that time was spent on painting fine details for every petal of every flower you see here.
After it was done, i've applied some post-processing steps: noise removing, sharpening, color balance, local and global contrast enchancements. Overall, this work took many and many hours, but this "painting photography" is really interesting task for me.
January 18th, 2016
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