Macro Abstract Coneflower At Hopeland Gardens In Aiken, SC



Macro abstract coneflower at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, South Carolina

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The coneflower in my Centrifugal piece was so vibrant and fresh that I had to create a composition with it.  For artistic reasons, I placed the center of the flower very near the center of the frame.  That produced a feeling of expanding outward like a controlled explosion of colors.  It also allows the sharpness to fall off in even amounts starting from the center, where the focal point is, and heading across the frame toward both sides.  The morning dew enhanced the saturation and provided a good deal of satisfaction for my color junkie cravings.  After processing this one, it immediately became my new favorite coneflower.  Individual pieces of pollen can be seen thanks to the high level of captured detail.



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Author: Steven Dillon

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