2020—Yuletide Greetings

Yuletide greetings, everyone! This is, in fact, Yuletide, one of my favorite camellias that grows in my garden and that blooms bright this time of year in Northern California. In this light-painted image, I changed the image size in my Nikon Z7 to make it a 1X1 ratio resulting in a square image. With the aperture set to f/16, the ISO to 64, and the shutter to bulb, I was able to take my time in my darkened garage to decide just where to shine the LED pen light I used and for just how long. I set the white balance to 10,000 Kelvin to offset the blue tinge caused by the light I used so that the resulting red was the actual color of the flower.