Out of the 2 days of shooting my gladiolus, and close to 100 shots, I think this one is becoming my favorite so far. It’s all about the lighting, and by lighting I mean an LED “pen” with a bank of 5 or 6 lights. Since the aperture was all the way closed at f/22, the flashlight from my iPhone wasn’t strong enough for the 1 second shot.

Setup for the shot was easy. I had about 9 stalks in a vase on the floor of the garage. Camera was on a tripod. I set the ISO to 200 and the shutter speed to 1 second, then I turned out all the lights. Lighting was using an LED pen, moving it back and forth for the 1 second. Minimal processing to the RAW file was done in Capture One Express Fujifilm.

In the Spotlight
In the Spotlight

Photo Info

  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • K&F Concept Nikon to Fuji lens converter
  • Sigma 50mm macro lens (Nikon mount, manual focus)
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Aperture: f/22
  • Shutter Speed: 1 second
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV

Post Processing Info

RAW Photo was post processed in Capture One Express Fujifilm

99 days down, 266 to go!!