Short message to visitors: Please don’t jump straight to the description of the photo. I’d appreciate it greatly if you had a good look, formed your own opinion and possibly voiced it in the comments.
The descriptions to my posts can sometimes destroy the illusion of own interpretation, I try not to do it but I like to explain my photos rather than just post for the sake of posting.
Back to the post:
Final post of this Macro Week, there are several already planned. Remember, these images are taken a while back (month or two). I went to an allotment complex the day before yesterday and took 200+ macro photos so at least one Macro Week feature should come out of those!
Nothing fancy in this photo. I liked that the rose is very beautiful until you look closely and see the damage on the edges. The other aesthetic feature is the colour balance between the subject and the rose in the foreground on the left. By colour balance I mean relative to the layout of the frame.
I was surprised to learn that this is a type of rose. I guess this is a wild species and the flower-shop roses we see today used to look something like this, before they were bred to look… well, nicer.
Like in many of my macro shots, I like a blurry foreground as well as background. It gives some position to the subject.
I actually found out what the weed is called! It’s apparently also called Red Robin and Crow’s Foot. Definitely one of my favourite plants to photograph. When the bulbs are caught in the background, the white hairs form a glowing aura around it and the bright purple petals complement the earthy-green leaves.
Two days before an exam I decided to forget all about biology and relax with some weed…s… Lots of weeds in our little garden but the flowers and bulbs were too beautiful to get rid of.
The next few posts are the fruit of this “productive” evening.
As promised, here’s the 3rd edition of macro week. Progressing in chronological order, this is from the entrance to the graveyard opposite campus. It was raining for a minute so the droplets are as delicate as the flower – a nice complement.
This is the last post in this macro week. This one isn’t from the campus, though it is from the same day. I took the longer way home, past the ‘nicer’ houses which actually had front gardens. These flowers were close enough to the street that I wasn’t intruding too much.
On a different note, I need to start time-stamping my posts with dates of taking of each photo. This week’s posts have been from the 19th of May, which sort of gives you a clue to how large my backlog still is! I’ve taken more macro shots since so I’m planning two more macro weeks in the future but since I (usually) limit myself to one post per day, this future may not be as near as I think.
Again no idea what flowers they are but the tree, which was pretty much next to the plant from the previous post, was covered in this blossom so couldn’t not take a photo.
This one is actually turned upside down since the blossoms were hanging down, it makes it look more interesting without looking unnatural. It was pretty hard to get the shot in focus because the branch was quite long and thin so the slightest wind would make it flail all over (tongue twister right there) the place.