I really want to first off mention this wonderful post from my dear Lucile in Amsterdam. She has sent me some wonderful wishes for my day today.
I’ve mentioned that I recently attended a Still Life Workshop with Julie Powell in her fabulous studio. One of the things Julz wanted to do was to slice up a flower. She had a specific idea in mind, and being a scientist, I was totally on board with slicing something up.
So we mapped out an idea and Julie held the board steady while I carefully cut the flower into parts. Here are the before and the after:
Of course, I couldn’t leave it there. So, the macro lens got a workout yet again.
I was fascinated by the beautiful little piece that remained after I had removed the top portion of the petals. It’s tight little collection of the petal bases and a magnificent little bud.
And then the petals were so soft and delicate and pretty, so I had to include those as well:
I enjoyed this process and results so much that I can’t wait to do it again. I’m going to try some different flowers and see what I come up with.
Is there anything that you’re keen to try photographically speaking?