Quick pix: the light field of bloomin’ cactus

We have a cactus, well a pot of cacti. Not really sure if it is one or a bunch. But just every so often, we get flowers. And they are gorgeous, as you can see for yourself. I was on my way somewhere in a hurry the other day during Holy Week and my wife called out, “It’s blooming.” So, I grabbed my Kaleidoscope shaped Lytro® and went to work. In five minutes or less, I had shot a lot. Then I was off to do my life stuff.
Parked later on my laptop, I picked a lot that I liked. And uploaded them. And now I share a few. I looked at the plant a couple days later and the blooms were just pale droops. Glad I could turn on the camera and just shoot.

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In the studio with the light field camera

Well, it had to happen. Controlled light. A plain background. A good operator. A tripod. And so… they look like this.
Elmer is my friend from Minnesota who got laid off from his job at the Hwy 61 Filling Station awhile ago and now with be returning to the Hwy 61 Filling Station Show as soon as I can find the music and graphics files. He shot his first promo episode today, thanks to Laura León, his DP. I will share the link later.
Here are the publicity shots with the lipstick pix machine. (And the replacement lens cap arrived today. Very happy owner, btw)

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