🎶 There’s a Starman waiting in the sky,
He’d like to come and meet us but he thinks he’d blow our minds. 🎶
A part of the Milkyway visible from Butser Hill at the base of the transmitter mast. Had a lovely evening with a great bunch of fellow photographers.
Continuing my series of delving into the hidden and intimate landscapes of the plant world. Here small seed heads or emerging flower buds appear to be craning their necks towards the light in a bid to escape the darker depths below.
I'm occasionally asked how I make these more 'painterly' images and whether it's done in post processing. There's a bit of both. The essential image is made entirely in camera - nothing added or taken away (except for minor dust spots etc. The swirly effect is entirely down to many elements in the scene simply being out of focus - achieved by combination of wide open aperture, close proximity to subject and a close up filter on the lens. In post processing I make small adjustments to highlights, tones and shadows and finally, I use a split toning technique to either cool down or warm up the highlights and shadows in the scene. No extra layers are added or blended and there is no multiple exposure. I find simplicity is key and almost always the best images are the simpler ones. Allowing the main subject to 'breathe' and be seen within softer surrounding context tones and elements tends to work well too. #fuji#fujifilm_uk#fujifilm#fujilove#fujifilm_xseries#photooftheday#picoftheday#igdaily#instadaily#bokeh_bliss#dofnature#bokeh#pearlsofbokeh#macroart