Reflections and textures (2)

I like textures and colors.  Leaves and flower pedals that have begun to wilt and shrivel display excellence in both.  This large flower pedal had dropped from a bouquet I bought from the grocery store and I set it on my desk for future photo opps.  Over the months, the pedal withered and its tones became more earthen and pronounced, its texture aged from velvety smooth to paper-like wrinkles.  Sitting at my desk working I noticed the reflections coming off my darkened cell phone screen.  I placed the aged pedal on the screen and liked what I saw.  I snapped several images with my camera and macro lens.

June 29, 2017
Sunroom, Livonia, MI
Nikon D90

Textures of an old pedal

The same pedal from the still life.  I like the wrinkles, the whites, tans, and caramel tones and the main vein running diagonally through the center.  The lone water drop makes a fun focal point I continually return to as I follow the central vein’s meandering flow and bumps and the surface texture of the pedal in the front.

April 28, 2017
Sunroom, Livonia, MI
Nikon D90

Still life with an old pedal

Just having some fun at my desk when I set down my reading glasses and happened to see focused through the lens a flower pedal I had saved.  I positioned the pedal on a cedar block, set my glasses where I liked the image, and took a few shots.  Angles, curves, and framing of the pedal and glasses were the basis for my selection of the shot I liked most.  You don’t have to go far to happen upon a photo opp.

April 28, 2017
Sunroom, Livonia, MI
Nikon D90