Thursday, November 13, 2008

B&W roses

Pentax K10D + Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 + extension tube

I still have a long way to go concerning macro photography. However, the photos above surprised me quite favorably. The soft fluidity of the petals enfolding the chaotic entanglement of filaments creates an interesting contrast.

I like these specially because they were taken just to kill some time, while waiting for my baby son to finish his nap in the car, at the end of a Saturday afternoon. The camera was handheld. I like to imagine someone will think these were actually carefully prepared studio shots, in the line of Robert Mapplethorpe's excellent flower series! OK, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit...

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