Lighting and flowers

I have never seen chrysanthemums like this in the flesh, only in japanese drawings and decorative designs. So I thought I would capture them before they shriveled up and died!! Trying to photograph them though was a real trial, first battery run out, then flash wouldn’t fire off camera. So these were done with small directional halogen spot bulb in varying styles  Where there is a will there is always a way, thats what my mum always told me anyway!!  She was right, they didnt come out as bad as I had imagined.    

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