A row of drops on a leaf, but the light and the high magnification I used created an unusual look:
I have no idea why the row of drops alternate between bright and dark. The band in the large bright drop looks like a planet (Jupiter?).
You see a planet, while I see the large, bright drop as negative space. It allows for the illusion of the smaller, dark drop being in a cave, looking out through the entrance into the brighter world beyond.
I think you can see it either way – and it’s really interesting that both you and Tracy see the bright area as negative space.
If I were to see the large drop as a solid object, it would be one of the cat’s eye marbles that I played with as a kid. It has both the clarity and the flow of the interior decoration.
Yes! It does look like a marble.
I agree with shoreacres. My first impression was of negative space – either looking into a lighted tunnel/corridor or looking out from a cave. Very dreamy and surreal.
Thanks, Tracy! I was after a dreamy, abstracted look. There’s an interesting Gestalt reversal with this image – you can see the bright area as subject or as negative space. Wonderful hearing from you.
What is also amazing about this image is it’s fluidity and sense of movement. It has serenity yet also, a sense of energy – but not an erratic energy, more like the calm, rhythmic energy of ocean waves. Really magical! You were in the “zone” with this one!
I may not comment often, but I do always enjoy seeing your work !
So much beauty 🙂
Thanks, Joshi 🙂
Wonderful! I love looking at this!
Definitely a planetary-scale abstraction of something so small.
It’s easier to abstractify when the subject is small – thanks, Steve!
it’s such a beautiful image! sort of inspiring too. 💕💕