I getting my money’s worth from these Valentine’s Day flowers. I wanted to mimic low sunlight which I did with a portable flash and a 30 degree grid. The shadows on the right hand side of the image were blocking up so I used a reflector for fill. The aperture was set to f/4 to keep depth-of-field relatively narrow without the out-of-focus areas melt into a swirl of bokeh. In Lightroom, I cropped to square as I’m liking that look lately since I started using my Hasselblad more often. I also increased the color temperature to warm up the image and give the feeling of a low lying sun.

The last of this year’s Valentine’s Day flowers greet the morning. Leica M, 50mm Summicron f/4, 1/125, ISO 100