5 From 50
I chose this as one of my top 5 because i like how i manipulated the point of a Russian doll and the contrast of each side, one being more colourful and one being more solid. The varied focus from one side of the image to the other I also find really intriguing and mysterious.
Another manipulation on the Russian doll makes this image very different from all the others. The white background really makes the colours stand out more and the difference in tones near the top of the image shows the shape of the doll an from what angle the light is coming from.
I like this one because its a close up of half the face, which itself is rather beautiful but strange at the same time. The shadows as well as the face make the image look innocent and a bit endearing to me. And the florals in this image seem quite regal so it reminds me of royalty.
I really like the angle in this photo, because you can see the swirls on the top of the head instead of just seeing the top half of the doll in a straight on position like the previous photos. I experimented with the depth of field when taking these pictures and so i picked this one also due to the fact that its got a narrow depth of field.
This is my favourite image because I like how I was able to capture a large depth of field, with the blurred part of the doll in the front still being really colourful I think it makes the composition quite interesting.
Brassai was a Hungarian photographer who at some point took very good surrealist close up photos. These things varied of course through many different objects. His work would be so close up that it would be hard to figure out what it was, but not so hard so that when you figured it out, or you were told that you couldn't tell.