Moon and White Flower
A typical shot of Grand Avenue (Oakland, California) starting from the Purple Fountain Grass plant of yesterday’s post, and looking up the street from there. (Look to the left side of the plant and you will see the hood of yesterday’s blue car.) An unremarkable shot in general, which I was about to delete, until I saw the Ragtag Daily Prompt of Psychedelic today. Then I realized that I could have a little fun and turn the unremarkable into WOW. I hope you agree.
I took this photo of Purple Fountain Grass against the bright blue of the hood of a parked car this afternoon. To my surprise, when I looked at the photo this evening, I discovered that there was the reflection of clouds on the hood of the car. I’ve played around with the color a little bit, both to emphasize the contrasts, and to have a little fun. But this isn’t far off from the original. The striking blue of the hood of the car was what made me think of creating an angle for the shot that would show the fountain grass against the car.
*Look closely in the bottom right hand corner and you will see the curve of the hood of the car. Look in the lower left hand corner and you will see some white in the background. That is one of the headlights.
Testing a Macro Lense
This was one of the very few good shots I got. The macro lens was very heavy, and I didn’t have a tripod. But this one came out marvelously.
Posted for Six Word Saturday.
This was a flower that I wanted to convert to a photo portraying flames. I especially wanted to convey the sense of movement with the flames – both a sense of crackling/flickering, and a sense of outward movement, so that the viewer would have the impression that the flames were constantly renewed from the center, as in a fireplace or a campfire. Please weigh in on how you experience the shot, especially if you experience it differently! All interpretations welcomed!!