A Photo for Friday: “Inner Space”

The spring theme continues, even if spring is not cooperating nationwide.

Inner Space

“Inner Space”

April 12, 2018

Pike Road, AL

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. de stijl says:

    The lighting here is phenomenal.

    It’s clear where the sun is by the shadows, but the center petals almost look back-lit.

    And the center whorl of pistils / stamens (one of those two – biology class was a long time ago) is mesmerizing.

    Do you do a lot of macro photos, or has that just what you’ve been sharing the last few weeks?

    Also, a bit of etymology meandering. Why do we use “macro” for close-up photography, while macroeconomics is the big-picture economy as a whole. Makro (Greek) means large when used as a prefix.

    The same prefix is used for seemingly polar opposites.

  2. de stijl says:

    Also, the “Inner Space” title + the trippy pic.

    Dude, you’re a closet psilocybin freak.

    It’s cool; I won’t narc you out to your boss.

  3. @de stijl: Thanks for the kind words. I was quite happy with the light here. There is a time of the late afternoon/early evening that the angle of the light in my back yard creates some really cool looks.

    I do a fair bit of macro photography, which I really enjoy. I do not know why it is called “macro”–and my trippy-ness is not chemically enhanced 😉