The Golden Poppy

The Golden Poppy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...papers used by printers, such as the " Rhododendron," "Herculean," or "Princess" series, contain dark browns, greens, and grays particularly suitable for backgrounds. Professor O. V. Lange, perhaps the best-known flower photographer in the country, depends largely upon the lights and shades cast upon the background for the effect of his pictures. By subduing the illumination on certain portions he obtains a graduated tint that gives both feeling and texture to the finished print. In arranging the flowers the individual worker will naturally be governed by his own artistic ideas. The nature of the flower does not permit of profusion, and the best effects can be attained by introducing into the picture some article that will conform to the spirit of the whole. So far I have not mentioned the possibilities of outdoor pictures, the suggestions given applying to cut flowers. However, the technique remains the same, with the exception of the substitution of a more rapid plate to guard against movement from air-currents. Pictures of poppyfields had best be made with orthochromatic plates and without a color-screen. The flowers should be focused close up in the foreground. Single plants or groups can be shielded with a white cloth and the light subdued to suit the fancy of the worker. The introduction of a background in a picture taken in this manner should be carefully done, as the slightest appearance of artificial effect will prove fatal. When the camera is used at a height of three or four feet, and tilted forward, the ground will form the only background necessary, and as the eye sees the growing plants from this position, the picture will be true to nature, and therefore satisfactory. ECONOMIC USES HE Eschscholtzia has...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642090
  • 9781236642097