Tansy is an unusual flower – it’s in the daisy family, but it has no petals, just the flower center. The drop and the patterns were what caught me eye:
The center is about a quarter inch across; this was taken at 4 to 5x magnification – about as close as I can get.
Milkweed floss is the hair-like filament attached to a milkweed seed. These three images are of open milkweed pods. Once I got close enough, there was a spot at the center of each pod that was all floss, no seed or pod visible.
They remind me of flowing water. I converted two of them to black and white, color was almost absent…
I’ve always loved Edward Weston’s photographs of Point Lobos, both the seascapes and the closeups. My hope for this recent visit to Point Lobos was to do rock and Monterey cypress closeups, but the cypress area was crowded, so I went to other areas further down the Point. Here are a few samples of what I saw, mostly abstracts, with one seascape – all in black and white, since I’m thinking of Weston.