Mike Millar

About Light's Destiny

I love photography and I love talking about it and learning about it even more. My pictures have been sitting in a virtual box forever. It is time to get them out and talk about them. I hope you like what you see and please comment if you have something to add.

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Flowers for Helen

Thursday, March 15th, 2012


I visited¬†California¬†for my grandmother’s 93rd birthday. She had received a couple bouquets of assorted flowers and orchids. She asked me to photograph the flowers so that she could remember them after they wilted away.


I shot these orchids in the backyard in bright sunlight. I used a Canon 60D with a 50mm f/1.8 for a wide open aperture for a shallow depth of field. I’m pleased with this shot but, I wish I had used a reflector on some of my other shots. There really wasn’t a whole lot of post-processing on this one. A little vibrance, some saturation and I increased the black levels to darken the background a tiny bit.



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