Wow - what a challenge in patience and creativity this contest is! Gardening Gone Wild is hosting a photo contest with the theme of Macro in a Mason Jar. The mason jar is used as a tripod of sorts to keep the camera very steady and thus causing a super sharp macro image.
The materials I used were a crystal biscuit jar, a vintage table cloth, some black rocks, water and a single, hot pink gebera daisy. I waited (and waited) for a sunny day with lots of natural light pouring through the window to try this technique.
This is my favorite though. I really love the circular pattern of the flower center and petals and how that is repeated in the circular pattern of the table cloth and the biscuit jar. Also, notice how the light is reflected through the cut crystal onto the flower petals? That detail adds visual interest and texture. Also, the lines of the cut crystal on the bottom of the biscuit jar shoot out in the same direction as the petals...love that! But really, the detail that I love the most is how the little cut outs of deterioration at the tips of the petals mimic the table cloth detail in color and shape.
Gardening Gone Wild to see the many entries in the contest. And special thanks to David Perry for judging this contest!