Yesterday afternoon my wife (Willie) declared that she needed a photo of a huge day lily in our back yard...and the name is pretty accurate. If a blossom is nice today it can be crap tomorrow. So when she said she needed the photo for a quilt design (which I also get do do
) I got right on it. Except by 3:30 PM the flower was backlighted and the light was harsh.
I always have some pieces of white Coroplast
plastic signboard in the garage for various uses and I just happened to have one piece about 3 by 2½ feet. Willie held the high-tech reflector on the east side of the blossom and shone it onto the flower. Great fill effect. (I could have done this with a flash as well, because we have no actual use for a print quality photo...just needed the photo so I can trace a petal outline in Elements...working well.)
Anyway, thought I'd share the fill reflector effect with you.