A couple of poppy seed heads that are rotting away nicely in my garden with all the rain that we have been getting. Not a sight I've seen before - usually they just dry up over the summer and autumn - but what wonderful decay
I've used a layer from a third seed head - looking from above.
This was rather a heavy looking image in colour, so I copied it and converted it to b/w and then used that as a masked layer over the coloured version and brought back just a tad of the colour in the six pictures, and more in the pattern from the layer.
I'm sure I will work another image or two with some of the shots I took.
The whole process took me just two hours. Some of you may ask why spend that time when I had two perfectly good shots in the first place?
I suppose for me photography is a tool to create something with - I'm not using pencil or paint but I am making something unique from what I see, and I'm developing my ideas as I go along. Its also wonderful to see beauty in the ordinary and quite simple things around me and be able to share what I see.
I asked a question in the Forum yesterday about Nathan - the topic has been "locked before it turns sour" It was encouraging to see how many members added their views during the day, and it was somewhat reassuring to find that he was upset rather than critically ill, which we were all naturally concerned about. I'm dedicating this to him in appreciation of what he gave to the site in terms of his photos, comments, thoughts and humour, and what he gave to many of us in terms of encouragement in spite of his ongoing physical and mental difficulties. I hope in time he is able to return to the site
Thanks for looking
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