Continuing macro photography

I continued to dabble with macro photography. Still understanding how to use the lens, where to focus and how much and the importance of background.

I wanted to isolate the subject in this case so I went with a completely black background.

A few more pictures to look at – next time I’ll get better flowers. But still feels something is missing.

Focusing on the water drops
The pink color of the flower just saturated the image a bit too much; so has to go with black and white. Also it hides the dried petals
Different angle
Composing macro is hard.

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate, Chicago

Often referred as the bean, Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor’s first public outdoor work installed in the US. Using highly polished stainless steel, the bean reflects Chicago’s Skyline and the clouds. The arch of the “Gate” beneath the sculpture is an invitation to people to come and touch the mirror like surface and see your reflection.

Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.