Flowers and a reflection

Today I have two examples of flora photography and one shot of a pond that seems to have unfathomable depths. Each of the two flowers have been obviously treated differently: one in in colour, the other in monochrome. This gives two completely different visions of the plants with each one equally valid.


EDGED IN PURPLE
Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

Whilst processing the colour image, I was careful not to overdo the colour saturation. It would be very tempting to pull the lovely purple around the edges of the leaves out further by increasing the depth of the colour. However, I wanted to maintain the delicate colouring that I saw on the plant that worked so well with the green all around it.


FLORAL BURST
Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

I processed this picture of a thistle because I knew that the shape of the leaves would stand out nicely against the background because of their very pale colouration and I would be able  to also enhance that by some dodging. Selective sharpening was also done extensively on the image with the highest sharpening being done on the prominent leaves and the centre of the flower itself.

REFLECTED INFINITY
Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

This photograph was taken as I walked past an ornamental pond, glanced down and saw the sky reflected in the water. The sunlight was catching little flecks of dust on the water and made them glint so that to me they looked like stars in the sky.The perfect reflection and its depth were astounding.

 

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