Why should sunsets be the only theme I beat to death? Let's throw flowers into the mix too. As I said somewhere else on this site, taking pretty pictures of pretty flowers is not exactly an original thought. Good thing I'm not here to generate original thoughts! My goal when I photograph a flower is to try to find some way to add something to the beauty of the flower through the process of capturing and processing the image.
An iris with some iris buds and a tulip in the background. I took about 50 photos of this iris, but this is the composition that stood out for me.
The iris below was being abused by a strong, gusty wind, and the windswept look caught my attention as something a little unique. This one has a bit of an impressionist look about it. Hmmm... tempted to take it into photoshop and have some fun with it.