15 Oct 15. Tonight the owners of the blog where I post these images for those who don't want to be on the mailing list are forcing all subscribers to transition to a new platform. They began the transition about 2 years ago and today was the last day to make the move. I don't like their "new" look so I put it off until today. After several hours of watching their videos on how to build the site customized to one's personal taste, I gave up in disgust and sent them an email to do it themselves. They graciously did and created the new site such that it looks almost identical to what I designed way back when when I first subscribed. So should you go out to it you won't see a great deal of difference and, who knows, you might like it. Meanwhile, I spent way too much time today messing with it to create something current for today's Theatrical Thursday submission, so I'm falling back on something I did back in early June. This is a very creative approach to a single blossom of a thimble berry bush, a native thornless bramble shrub growing along the driveway into the house. I happen to like the taste of the berries, but apparently I am in the minority and it is very rare that you will come across preserves, pies, or pastries using the fruit. The white flower however is quite striking with a highly textured petal and a beautiful center.
The base image was adjusted for max tonality, given a wee bit of micro contrast enhancement, cropped for best presentation, and then run through a creative filter. Nikon D300s; 18- 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 9.