Daedalus Bid You Take Heed

Low key abstract black and white macro photograph of a purple coneflower
Daedalus Bid You Take Heed — 100mm | f/3.5 | ISO 100 | EXP 1/125

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.





One response to “Daedalus Bid You Take Heed”

  1. […] vast universe mirrored atop a small flower. With my first glimpse this blossom has the look of a sun. Star powered energy pouring forth from a solar atom foundry in its energetic […]

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