One of the things I promised myself this year was to post more of my "art" photos, the ones that normally sit on my hard drive while I get on with other work. So I've been setting up a 500px account and am slowly working my way back through my images to find ones that define my personal way of looking at the world. These are a series of shots I took while I was trying to explain some simple lighting ideas to a photography student of mine. It's a plant that unfortunately didn't make it through our three week trip to Nepal but I loved looking at it (and will have to try to find out what it was!). Every angle gave you something different to see. While we were shooting it I under-exposed by accident and thought at the time that it looked like an old Dutch masters oil painting. The idea kept coming back to me until I finally edited these shots to what I saw in my head on that day.

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