Here’s a special book to add to your library… Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers, Photography, by Robert Llewellyn, written by Teri Dunn Chace. The book features over three hundred extraordinary photographs of flowers, organized by family, from the Amaryllis family through the Viola family. These exquisite macro photographs of flowers are completely addictive.
Llewellyn uses “image stacking”, where multiple shots of a subject are taken at varying focus points and then melded together in a computer application. He shoots as many as 100 images for a single photograph, each image focusing on planes separated by perhaps only a centimeter. Llewellyn’s camera is attached to a computer-controlled motor-driven mount on a vertical axis above his subject. The results are luminous, delicate portraits with every last hair and pollen grain in focus.
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