My wife nor I can really remember who took this shot. We were at a friend’s house, and goofing around with each other’s camera. I had fitted his 70-200mm, if I remember correctly, zoom on my camera and had taken several shots. I am pretty sure my wife took this.
When I saw it, there was just something different about it. For one, it is still life flowers, but the flowers are fake. So, they already have that “unlike reality” sense to them. Then, I played with the luminocity in my raw editor, and the contrast and brightness in my JPG editor, to bleach out the background some and make it even more non-realistic. It feels like a painting of real flowers to me. I like it.