Flower Refraction Shots

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A while ago, I posted my photo called “Web of Wonders”. I didn’t invent the idea by any means, but I have been experimenting more with it. Here’s another image, created with the seed of a dandelion-like flower instead of a spider web:

The method is simple: spray the seed’s “webbing” with water from a mist bottle, place flower in behind, and shoot. Because I’m using an off-camera flash, I’d need three arms to properly set everything up. I was in the wildflower fields in Barrie at the time, so I simply waited for a passerby and asked for their help. They were amazed at what the camera created as much as I was.

I created another one with the help of my lovely fiancรฉe Desi right here at home. We used a spider web and a rose to create this “web of love”:

The most difficult part about taking these images is the extremely shallow depth of field. We’re dealing with less than a millimeter of focus, and no tripod. It takes patience, but its worth it. I have another one that I’m still working on that I will post some point soon. ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Desi
    July 28th, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Hi to the most amazing artist of photography <3

    Sweetheart, you always manage to surprise the viewer of your art. I am truly amazed and impressed at your ideas and captions. I am truly your fan forever and always!

    I love you so much!

  2. August 14th, 2011 | 9:37 am

    Thank you for the sweetest comments always Desi ๐Ÿ™‚ I love you very much! and thanks for your help with the “web of love” photo, I wouldn’t have been able to make it without you!

  3. October 17th, 2014 | 11:20 pm

    I love these!

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