“A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.”
― Jean Genet
I decided to return to this dark purple crocus blossom once more. In my earlier post, I noted that it proved a bit of a challenge to photograph in this style because it is so dark. Yet, that darkness is also what created such beautiful lighting.
The only thing I would change at this point would perhaps be to do this as a focus stack so the entire bloom is focussed. Despite the narrow aperture used, the depth of field is still quite shallow and shows up, especially the with the stigma, whose slight softness is not appealing to me.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
0.5 sec, f/32.0 ISO 400
High Resolution image on 500px