Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Journal May 13, 2015 - Pinwheel zinnia bud photo
One bud looks like it is getting ready to open, however, I am really not sure how long it will take, or how much higher it will grow before it opens.
Today was a cold, windy, overcast day, so I decided to set up for a time lapse sequence. At first I tried using a light box, but the lighting was flat. Next, I tried strobes, which made the lighting too harsh. Finally, I settled on a simple key light and fill light setup using 6500K fluorescent bulbs.
The ISO was set to 200, the shutter speed at 25, the F stop at 11, the interval between photos is fifteen minutes, with 1650 frames allocated for the project. My plan is to stitch them together to make a 24 frame per second video.
When I composed the shot, I allowed some wiggle room for the plant to grow, hopefully the bud will not grow right out of the frame.
Now, it is just a matter of waiting to see what happens.