We had rain all day and I have not been out of the house for longer than it took to fetch this flower.
In a way I like studio work. It’s so … repeatable. You can experiment with flashes, flash modes, additional light sources, compositions, and you have all the time in the world to get it right.
In this case I used the two flashes of my R2D2, a bluish white LED light and slow flash mode for keeping the background from getting black. After the fact I made some adjustments to white balance in Camera RAW towards blue/green. The first helped the background, the second kept detail in the red petals. Slightly cropping from both sides finally helped satisfying my diagonal passions 🙂