Olympus E-PM1 and 45mm f1.8 lens
It was just over a railing in a garden here in Edinburgh, so I looked down on it and braced my arms on the railing to get the shot.
As I was processing it in Photoshop, it seemed to me to have come from the 1890s – somewhere in Continental Europe – maybe France. I imagined a woman in a large hat and long dress nipped at the waist.
And it reminded me of tablecloths and chairs and wallpaper, dark and rich.
So I made a second layer of the image and adjusted the blending mode to create a dark image.
And here is the same image more or less straight out of the camera.
And here is a crop showing the centre of the poppy.