Interestingly the magnifying glass changes the effect of the light but it also seems to intensify the colour of the flowers.
I used a wide aperture on some of the photographs, which increased the light and gave the impression of slight over exposure. I love the effect which this has but I also like the darker richer tones which are closer to the original conditions.
A buttercup and wild strawberry flower, not under glass, but thrown in for good measure.
I have taken hundreds of photographs of the dried flowers and these are just a few of them. Hopefully all of this inspiration will turn into some actual work, but as always the investigation and the development of the ideas is a very exciting part of the whole process. Who knows where it will lead.
Photos. Lynnette Miller