- Posted July 21, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Photo essays: Your stories in pictures
One such plant is the Nigella damascene. It has two common names which are quite interesting because they are completely opposite. When the flowers are out, it is called 'love -in-the-mist' but when the flowers have faded and fallen, the fruit capsule, which is then large and inflated, is called, 'Devil-in-a-bush'.
My photo essay is exploring the beauty and uniqueness of the fruit capsules which refer to the second common name. Against a black background, they somehow all come to life and each plant portray becomes quite human. I can see how they can relate to their name, 'Devil-in-a-bush'.
To photograph them, I took multiple images and then combined them to produce an almost 3 dimensional image.
Each image took many days to produce.
You can see other botanical images of mine on my web site. www.aine-photography.com I