This is not an award winning photo by any means - but the process of creating it becomes a compelling learning experience. This composition is an everyday occurrence and being able to recognize value in an everyday experience is sometimes difficult. The sun peaked in the morning - I saw how intense and golden it was on the SE, or right side of the image, and went out with the P330. Since it shoots at f1.8 - I knew I wanted the drama of the depth of field the f1.8 could accommodate. At the same time I wanted to fill the frame and the only way to that was with the Macro mode.
The whole time while shooting I learned to be conscious of the background, because I really had no control of that from my vantage point. I had to pivot around the subject to get it acceptable. That - in and of itself, is probably the best lesson in this exercise - and the reason of why I'm discussing it - and that is - Know your Background - that can make or break the image.
Post consisted of a convert to JPG from NRW - an X-Equals Fuji Superia 100 Curve Preset, sharpening, and a slight bump in noise reduction - all completed in LR5.