This is abstract. Is this abstract? I think this is abstract. A quick googling of abstract art returns the following—
art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
Once I decided to roll with low key black and white processing, all my mind could see is an unnamed papier-mâché sun, brooding near unseen amidst the vastness of space. The way the would-be corona is captured frozen in its solar flare tango as countless sun spots blot out the surface. This is no coneflower—this is a sun. Will our telescopes ever fix on such a sight? Of course not. But another photographer’s macro lens just might.