And again, I’m not sure how well it fits into the specific definition of ‘abstract,’ and I don’t care either.
This came from the same outing mentioned here, and is a vertical crop from a slightly larger horizontal frame – I was very pleased with the detail from both the hoverfly and the petals themselves, and slotted it to use for the final abstract of the year. For a quick grab shot where I didn’t have time to mess with exposure compensation, the brightness of the white petals came out pretty well, with only a little overexposure blowing sections out into pure white – most of the details and shaping of the petals remains. It’s very easy to either a) have the white areas taking up so much of the frame that they dictate the exposure and go quite close to middle-grey tones, or b) overexpose the white so details are too lost. This one could have been a little lower in exposure, 1/3 to 1/2 a stop or so, but it still works, and you may not have noticed the bleached areas at all if I hadn’t mentioned them.
Anyway, have a great new year! And just to thwart meaningless segmentations and time periods, have a great everyday too!