Structure of a leaf taken from beneath and lit by the sun. Notice the reticular patterns on the leaf and the hairy stem. Its a thick leaf yet translucent!
Taken on a recent visit to a local farm. This is a stacked 2-3x macro [not really sure of the exact magnification], of a shed peacock feather, taken using a flash and a diy-ed aluminium foil reflector placed behind the feather.
Notice the fine hairs in its colorful glory. Viewed from up close, I think it could be mistaken for a plant of some sort at first glance.
There is structure everywhere!!
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”
It was by accident that I stumbled upon ” The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge “.
I never knew it existed !! Anyway I decided to give it a shot.
Early mornings and late evenings provide ideal lighting in these parts. Shooting in the mid day is a bad idea. It’s very hot, very humid and the sun is right above you blotting out every detail in the sky.
I decided to venture out at sunrise. There’s not much time even then. The rise is fast, usually within half an hour and the warmth turns into heat quickly. I don’t have a thermostat, so I Googled the temperature. 34 degrees celsius at 5.46 am!
I live in a relatively old area in Jeddah. There is decay all around. Everything is in various stages of decay. Buildings are old and not very well maintained. It struck me, there were no good-looking doors anywhere. Most of them were the same, as if the entire area was supplied by the same door company. There was just one door that was relatively new. And guess what ? That belonged to my apartment, because its only 4 years old ! Looking around I realized all doors in this neighbourhood are made of metal. I never noticed it or gave it much thought before today. Every door is Iron or iron and glass. This is in stark contrast from my native country – India, where most doors are made of solid wood .
I’ll stop ranting now and post the images I selected for today –
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Door.”