Fiery Orange and a Little Black and White
This image is the result of using a clear jar with feathers in the bottom surrounded by feathers around the outside of the jar. It is lighted by a high intensity, incandescent, drafting light illuminating from the rear. It is my submission for the GGW Picture This Photo Contest.
It has a feel of fire the way the jar distorts the outside feathers and washes out detail inside the jar. I was trying for an abstract look with only the center recognizable. The lighting brought out unexpected vibrance of hot color. No camera flash was used. The actual feather color is white and salmon.
Below are closeup images of the feathers in the jar. These are actually my preferred shots, but they really do not have the spirit of the contest.
The one below is outside in the snow, in bright sun. You can really see how natural light makes a huge difference. The feathers that are white, remain white.
Early this morning, my feathers went outside in natural morning light and I shot for B&W. The jar is submerged in snow, which actually did little for my images. It did not give a good range from white to black which is necessary in a good B&W image. Too many midtone grays and it looks too flat. I could have fixed this in Lightroom since this was a raw image, but left it as it was. All other color photos are shot as jpeg.
No enhancing, but a better balanced shot for the gray tones, but still no clean whites. No jar either.