Sorry for the long absence posting new photos over the last several weeks -- I've had internet issues and frankly I've been enjoying taking a little bit of a break. But all seems well with my internet connection, so I'm back to the blog. This image is a continuation of a personal project I've been working on for about seven months -- using extension tubes with a 50mm lens, which essentially makes it a macro lens. By using the extension tubes, you get very soft focus backgrounds. This is a sunflower shot with two off-camera strobes. The ambient background was kind of muddy grey, so I shifted it slightly purple which I thought made a nice color combination with the yellow/orange flower. The edge was added with an OnOne Photoframe preset.