My obsession with flower photos took a different turn last weekend.
Amidst all of the junk my family had cleared out of our barn to sell at the yard sale was a stack of plastic coasters that had yellow flowers embedded in them. That alone gave them a pressed, almost paper look. But when I photographed them with different backgrounds the results were wonderful. Against the blinding summer sun the flowers lost their color, turning to shadowy cutouts. Though, against a white backgrounds the thin yellow details of the preserved petals were stunning. In one case, when held up to the sky, the flowers looked like they were swimming in liquid.
I put a few effects on some of them, black-and-white to draw attention to the patterns, and sepia in one for the same effect with a little warmth.