16 Nov 18 I thought I'd share a creative macro today of a dahlia. As you know I make several creative versions of each image in addition to the standard and B&W ones. Each creative version is an attempt to bring out some specific or unique aspect of the image. Generally I find that I prefer one of them to all the others although occasionally I like them all equally. For today's selection I picked one that I converted to look like a sketch out of an old notebook from yesteryear. It's the lighting approach to the petals that I particularly like and especially with those petals radiating from 0000 - 0400 around the center of the blossom. That, contrasted with the black charcoal -like scratching in the background, gives a look that I think really shows off the flower.
This is straight from the camera with the obvious exception of the creative conversion. From the Sketch Book Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 640; 1/125 sec @ f / 9.