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Abstract Nature II by Adam Spence


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Detail of the bloom of a Melaleuca in Geelong, Victoria.

Behind the scenes
This image is best viewed large and from a medium distance. Both the abstract and detailed portions are meant to blend and be viewed at once. The effect is to create something reminiscent of those novelty fibre-optic lamps in lighting stores, with the thin filaments twinkling.
The original colour RAW was adjusted for exposure and sharpness in Aperture 3 and converted to B&W in Nik Silver Efex 2 where contrast, tone and structure were manually processed.

Canon 350D | 100mm Macro | ISO 100 | f/4 | 1/200

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abstract, nature, geelong, victoria, melaleuca, bottle brush, flower, bloom, spring


  • Astrid Ewing Photography
    Astrid Ewing P...about 3 years ago

    wow, so beautiful, love it in monochrome!

  • Thank You Astrid.

    – Adam Spence

  • Larry  Grayam
    Larry Grayamabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations 7/10/11

  • Thanks Grayam!

    – Adam Spence

  • Beth Mason
    Beth Masonover 2 years ago

    Melaleuca huh? It has a very similar form as my Calliandra you commented on. Your conversion to b&w really emphasizes the abstract shapes and textures. Nicely done!

  • Thank you. They are very similar close up, even the vibrant red colour. It was quite hard deciding to discard the colour and go monochrome.

    – Adam Spence

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