By Ros Osborne. To create this image, I built my own light box from materials I already had around the house…
By Ros Osborne
3rd winner Image Review 13
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with a 60mm macro lens, hand-held (naughty, naughty!)
To create this image, I built my own light box from materials I already had around the house, and spent $6 buying some cheap items to make my own pair of clamps.
Glucose was used for the ‘water’ drops, an LED torch provided the lighting, and the tendril came from an apple cucumber plant in the garden.
I experimented with a variety of flowers and found larger flowers with contrasting colours such as the hibiscus worked best.
It was then a case of persistence to ensure the water drops stayed on the tendril, the flower was fully reflected in the droplets, and the torch was in the right position for the best lighting.
I enjoyed the challenge!
This is a clever photographic concept beautifully executed.
We don’t need to know anything of its genesis to appreciate the almost graphical simplicity of Ros Osborne’s composition. But knowing how she created this picture is both inspiring and instructive.
It’s proof-positive that you don’t need a big budget if your idea is strong enough.