Viola after the rain
A few photos of some Viola (violets) covered in water drops as if they had just been drenched by a refreshing spring rain shower.
Must confess the rain effect is artificial tough, the water drops were created by spraying water mist on the flowers using a basic spray bottle, a nice trick had read about on a photography blog once.
These violets were actually part of a flower arrangement, the green foliage and white petals on the flowers helped to calculate the exposure as well as obtain a good color balance for the purple petals, as my Canon 450D usually seems to have trouble correctly rendering purple hues.
Learned the hard way why it’s recommend to not photograph outside in bright sunlight between 10am and 2pm with some photo series taken during that time which all failed, but decided to take a chance and made these photos shortly after 10am in the harsh light of the bright sun.
Quite glad these shots turned out ok. Used the Canon 100mm macro lens for these photos so actually needed plenty of light.
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