“One realized all sorts of things. The value of an illusion, for instance, and that the shadow can be more important than the substance. All sorts of things.”
― Jean Rhys
This is the second image I have made of an aster using the black background technique and is a bit darker and moodier than the previous image but I did not want to wash out the intense purple of the petals by increasing the exposure.
A notable effect of it being late summer is that the aster has sustained fairly significant insect damage to its leaves. Yet, the extreme heat we’ve had the past few weeks does not seem to have browned and wilted it like so many of its companion plants.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200mm with 20mm macro extender
1/6 sec, f/18.0, ISO 200
High Resolution image on 500px: