Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pools and Streams

The tiny pools of water seem to float like islands atop the streams of rain running over the petunia leaf.

As is often my preference when finding lines and form, I chose to take out the colour in processing, opting for a black and white image instead of the brilliant pink. To show texture and lines, grey-scale usually works best for me and this shot was no exception. Using my trusty 60 mm macro lens, I was able to get much closer than any of my other lenses would allow. The detail of the fibers of the petal at the upper right corner, the glass-like bubbles and the veining of the flower all pop without the distraction of colour.