Breeze, Light

Breeze, Light

For this week’s FlickrFriday challenge “Second Wind” and Macro Mondays challenge “High Key”.

To get the high key effect, I used the white space of Macro Monday’s discussion of the theme as the background, and used a full-spectrum light on the front of the fan, from off to the right. This really brought out the texture.

Star-of-Bethlehem

Star-of-Bethlehem

Ornithogalum umbellatum, also known as grass lily, nap-at-noon, and eleven-o’clock lady. Originally a cultivated garden plant, now gone feral in New England.

There are two flowers shown, one open and one closed.

At the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities offices in Hartford, CT.

Corner Seeds

Corner Seeds

They’re seeds… that corn… They make corn… They’re corners… That works, right?

I used the flash on this one to enhance the contours of the dish and to bring out the satin and shine of the kernels. I found that flashing at 50% zoom brings out the best contrasts in macro photos, at least for me with the Canon G16.

For #FlickrFriday’s “Corner” and Macro Mondays’ “Seeds” challenges.

You can’t make a cornier pun than this one. But I can, of corn.

Fear of Depths

An experiment in depth perception. I tried to focus on the foreground and exaggerate the depth of the background to make an inch-high wad of shredded white paper look like a great height. Lighting from the side instead of directly on the subject helps with the effect.

Viburnum flowers


Viburnum plicatum. Common names: Japanese Snowball; Shasta; Summer Snowflake. At Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.