Over the last couple of years John MacGruer has concentrated on plants in their natural environments. With Silk & Seed he captures the grace, color and movement of milkweed plants as they release their seeds. For maximum visual effect, he worked at twilight in a field that provided background sky colors in 3 directions.
Each day brought different light, weather conditions and changes in the opening of the pods. Enhanced with long duration exposures and camera movement, John's photographs have a magical painterly look.