As the petals reach for the light, the raindrops settle on them. The overcast skies, suppressing their true beauty, the reflections. They wait for a sunburst so they can shine, glisten.
This macro shot was made with a Nifty Fifty lens, and a wide aperture. The drops were the subject against the soft petals.
Our challenge this week was to show contrast in an image. Contrast can be made with anything that has two extremes. I fell behind in my challenges so for this week, I went to the archives. The difference in this image between the sunlit flowers and the shady trees in the background creates the contrast needed for this challenge.
“In the Spotlight”
Underneath, the blooms hide. So new, the shade gives them comfort on hot days. Just speckles of light make it through. To cast them in the spotlight.
While hiking near Lucia Falls, nature changes from freshly blooming trees to areas that can resemble that of a rain forest. With its moss covered trees throughout the area, it lends a certain creepy feeling as you pass under the dangling moss that accumulates year after year. This week, we were to change our perspective and get below your subject. I chose this image from our recent hike, not because it was technically more challenging, but because I thought this was interesting.
When the sun is warm, we have infinite possibilities for subjects. Everything is in bloom, the birds are out. But the thing that caught my eye today was the simplicity of the petals. I shot this so the pistols in the most lit bloom was the subject and the petals the background.