Positive and Negative

In the garden my purple allium heads are all fire-worked out, but to me their scantily-clad spherical skeletons are still really photogenic even in their decidedly-past-it phase.

I took this close-up shot of one large head with three slightly smaller heads immediately behind and below, together making up the entirety of the slightly fuzzy background. I really liked the continuous blend of purples and greens and darker and lighter shades in about equal proportions, so I flipped it into a negative rather than a positive image to see how it turned out. What was green is now purple, what was purple is now green, what was light is dark and what was dark is light. But the overall balance remains, just as opposites, so it works just as well as the original!

Not sure which version I like best, so I’m posting both side by side. I really like the softness of the positive image and the vibrancy of the negative. What do you think? Any preferences? 🙂

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