Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pollen's Universe

Pollen's Universe

1/250 sec at f/5.6, focal length: 50mm, ISO 400 - May 25, 2008, 12:29apm PDT
Photographed with Canon EOS 20D, EF 50mm f/1.8, handheld

Can anyone guess what this is?

Click thru to find out.

It's pollen on asphalt after a heavy rain. This image was made on my driveway beneath an oak tree in the spring time. I was noticing earlier in the day that the pollen was streaming into formations that looked like little galaxies. I used a flash mounted on the camera bouncing off of a white wall camera top-right. This brought out the texture in the pollen and asphalt to give the image depth and a shimmer that lent itself to the illusion of space.

1 comment:

  1. Before I noticed what you had called it, my first thoughts went to space. When discovering that the dots weren't stars but pollen, I smiled, happily fooled by what I saw. Well done. Consider yourself bookmarked :-)