Passion Flower Closeup
Passion flower closeup. I had no idea what this crazy-looking flower was when I first saw it, but I was taken by its complexity. There are a few vines of this stuff growing around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, which is where I stole this one from. I photographed it with a black background and remote flash unit (from the right side) at the smallest possible aperture (f/51). Adjusting the levels brightened the image up, with more subtle changes using curves and saturation. Check out more photos of this flower here.