Monday, January 17, 2011

Macro Monday: Grey Ladies

Grey Ladies

Faded cyclamen blossoms trimmed from the plant and discarded. Beautiful, I think, even in decline.

And, a P.S. to the mysterious-looking shot I posted for Shadow Shots this week. Several people have written to ask how I did that, so here's the big secret:

I placed a bubble-glass paperweight close to a wall, turned off the lights, and shone a flashlight through it. You're seeing the shadow on the wall. (I was kind of hoping someone would notice the streak of light on the sphere, the "crack in the universe". Seems I'm the only Doctor Who fan in the bunch.)

Anyway. Here's another one. I may do a whole series, as the shadow changes so dramatically depending on the angle of the flashlight.

Godseye

Check out more close-up magic at Macro Monday.

7 comments:

Kala said...

I like the image of the flower petals. They look so delicate.

Rambling Woods said...

Love this..as soon as my hand heals. I need to branch out and explore..

Kerri said...

Both are really cool shots!

jo said...

Stick a camera in our hands and we all become kids again :-)
Nice effect Vicky.

lisaschaos said...

Love your shadow shots! Fun! And the blooms, they are usually so bright so I like seeing them in this new way. :)

Daryl said...

Cyclamen is lovely no matter what stage its in ... and how clever of you .. Doctor Who? I think he was one of the interns that treated Toonman...

Kiki aka Victoria said...

How fabulous..i love visiting your magical world! gorgeous!
Victoria~