Sometimes areas of softness in a photograph can add a contrast and enhance those areas of sharpness. By using a narrower aperture all of this image could have been in sharp focus, However a wider aperture was chosen to contrast sharpness of focus against softness of focus. This is exactly in the same way as the dark left hand side of the image contrasts with the lighter right hand side of the image.
Dark vs light and sharp vs soft combined
Digital Enhancements and a colour inversion help to show the dandelion in a completely different light
An inverted 'negative' image of a dandelion
Sometimes a simple high contrast black and white photograph can be as impactful as colour
A simple black and white photo
The nature of colours, lines, fronds, curves and reflections mean that dandelions can make for great abstract images
Inverted images can often reveal a completely different and sometimes unexpected colour palette. Using natural light only the inverted image below has produced warm tones with a vibrant purple colour palette.
Purple tones revealed by invention
Water droplets reflect and enhance the colours surrounding them
Part of the beauty in photographing water droplets is the myriad of colours that are reflected back into the image from surrounding colours. This dandelion had been placed on a multicoloured surface and many of the colours can be seen in the droplets.