Drying in the sun causes the lotus flower stalks to bend and curl as they slowly collapse.
The monochrome here is from my "Grainy Nude" preset in Lightroom 3.
And I had to try a solarization version in Nik Color Efex Pro 3.
|Lens:||AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 D|
|Exposure:||ISO 200, f/22 @ 1/30s, Auto WB, RAW|
|Lighting:||Hazy daylight, back lighted|
|Support:||Gitzo Basalt Tripod and Acratech GP-2 ball head and leveling base|
|Location:||Missouri Botanical Gardens|
|Dates:||Capture - July 16, 2011, Processed - June 16, 2011|
|Processing:||Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Color Efex Pro|