“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
― Clare Boothe Luce
Today, the roses in the bouquet opened up a bit more, including this beauty, which was tightly closed yesterday, now partially open and looking marvelous and nearly flawless.
I’ve spoken before about the wonderment that I experience when making these macro images and I ask myself why I have missed these wonderful details all these years. The fine structures of a simple rose petal is absolutely stunning. When you look closer, you can even see the ridge created by the overlying petal as the flower was still tightly closed, the warm translucency of the petals, as the overlap, and the soft glow along the petal edges.
Isolating the blossom against the black background forces the eye into that detail, with no background to distract the eye. The rose, is the singular focus, and as the eye drifts over the surface, more and more detail becomes noticeable. I know I will never look at flowers the same way.
My photography is beginning to change how I see the world, not that I have ever been overly casual about nature, but now I’d add ‘deliberate’ to that description. I’m forcing myself to slow down, observe carefully, and truly appreciate the intricate systems in play in our natural world.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
0.6sec, f/25.0, ISO 100
High Resolution image on 500px