I waited a bit too long to shoot this red tulip blossom. It sat on my desk and slowly dried out. And I have to say, I’m quite pleased about that. The texture and shape of the petals are much more interesting now than if I had shot the freshly cut flower. You gotta love happy accidents!

Dried Tulip Blossom

Dried Tulip Blossom

The blossom was shot with one light slightly behind on the right at about 60 degrees from horizontal. 6 focus-stacked HDR shots (3 bracketed images each). Processed in Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz Glow and Impression, On1, and Nik Effects.

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Dried Tulip Blossom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. May 25, 2017.