A Rose Hip Macro: Rosa x “New Dawn”

This is our entry in Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #Close-Up? and in SUNSHINE’S MACRO MONDAY – 4.

After a summer of producing silvery-pink roses, the climbing rose “New Dawn” produces rose hips for the winter.   The rose hip pictured was about 1/2 inch in diameter when dissected. The white ball in the center is the seed. This image is a composite of eight separate images combined via focus stacking.

The Shrumen Lumen of Burning Man 2016

This is our entry in Second Wind Leisure Perspectives’ Sunday Stills: #Triangular Manifestation.

In a visit last year to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., we were fortunate enough to view and interact with the FoldHaus Art Collective’s Shrumen Lumen.  Lit with embedded LEDs, the cluster of mushrooms (“shrooms”) towered over visitors.  When a visitor stepped on a pad at the foot of a mushroom, that mushroom would open and spread upward while changing colors.  The photo below was taken from directly beneath one mushroom after stepping on the interactive pad.  The blue triangles are part of the mushroom stem, while the red is the interior of the cap.

The Shrumen Lumen were created by FoldHaus for Burning Man 2016.

This photo was taken on October 1, 2018.  Specs are:

Canon 200D, ISO 1250, f/3.5, 1/40 sec, 18 mm.