I grew some Californian poppies last summer but they didn’t do very well, possibly because of the very hot summer. As the winter was so mild they survived unprotected in a pot.
I noticed some of the leaves had reddened at the edges and liked the effect. I got a few in to put in front of the camera.
I particularly liked the profile shot, something about the buff coloured background and the shapes of the leaves reminds me of botanical illustrations.
This week I decided to post two versions of the shot.
As part of moving away from shooting against black I am also exploring different ways of treating the images.
I like the moody softness of this version but I wonder what you think?