Flower Photo Competition 4 2013 : Entry Number 188

Judges Comment

A deep, dark and mystical atmosphere is shown in this flower image. Seeing an out of focus window screen in the background gives this photo a special touch. An image, in which you can lose yourself with imagination and dreams.

Photographers Comment

My name is Mark Rast. I work out of Boston doing mostly video photography. These are grocery store flowers that were sitting on my kitchen counter. It was May. It was morning. They wanted to be photographed. The camera was a Nikon D50. Lens was a Nikkor 18-200 at 105mm. 1/125. F5.6. ISO800. The pink and green background is a blossoming tree deep in the yard. In IPhoto I increased contrast and sharpness, color-boosted 3 steps, and edge blur 1 step. I didn't notice the screen until I started focusing, but then loved it. Thanks for the honor, and congrats to the winner!