Jay Joseph  

Milkweed Seed by Jay Joseph

January 2022 - Milkweed Seed

January 2022 - Jay Joseph


About the Image(s)

This photograph “Milkweed Seed” was taken at a park near my house. I used a few of the new features in Lightroom to help select the subject and background, making it easier to process. It was taken with a macro lens, so I was able to do a large amount of cropping and retain sharpness. I converted the image to black and white because there was not much color in the shot, And I liked the look. I flipped it vertically because I liked it better from that view.
Pentax K-1, ISO 100, f3.5, 100mm macro, 1/100 sec.

3 comments posted

Sophie Pouillon   Sophie Pouillon
Superb, it looks like a dancer in full performance.
The direction of reading seems to me very good, because we follow the stem and that brings the glance on this wonder of the nature.
I like the black and white treatment. I wonder if Nik Collection couldn't have given a little sparkle to the color photo?
But you wanted it that way and I love it. Thank you and happy new year to you.   Posted: 01/10/2022 17:36:49

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Jay, what a simply superb image. Your thought processes have resulted in an extraordinary image. Great composition and capture. Cropping, flipping and processing have all worked supremely well. The sharpness, toning and dof are all spot on, in my humble opinion. Some people may say they would like to see more of it sharp and in focus with a larger doh, but I would ask if that would make it busier and possibly a more confusing image. Congratulations on a fantastic image Jay.   Posted: 01/16/2022 04:33:32

Henriette Brasseur   Henriette Brasseur
Beautiful rendition of the Milkweed Seed. The smoothness of the Milkweed reminds me of silk threads. I think it would be distracting if you had everything in focus as there is just enough in sharp focus in the foreground. B/W conversion was a good choice as well as well as cropping the image to show us this part of the Milkweed. Good choices all around in your post processing, Jay.   Posted: 01/18/2022 18:55:13


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