Macro Iris At Hopeland Gardens In Aiken, SC: Part 2

Macro Iris: Part 2

Part 2 is a continuation of the Macro Iris pieces I created in Hopeland Gardens.  To see works from or read The Artist’s Story for Part 1, click here.


Macro Iris at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, South Carolina

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I was attracted to the iris in Risen by the brilliant yellow colors on the falls.  The design they created reminded me of the flames that form at the end of a rocket engine when gas, fuel, or some type of propellant is burned.  I liked the shape of the crest so I placed the focal point on it and let the rest of the flower parts assume their position in the zone of sharpness.  Due to the color mixture and shallow depth of field, a streaking effect was created in the background which helped increase the sense of upward motion and of being propelled.  The high level of detail allows surface textures and dew drops to be seen.


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Author: Steven Dillon

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