The flower’s head droops.
Its petals weighty
and fragile beauty.
and fragile beauty
This is the final in my seven-day series of posts featuring flowers.
I love taking photos of flowers. There are challenges to photographing flowers. I think carefully about the story I want to tell through the image – usually one of fragility or subtlety or beauty; how much of the flower I want to capture; the angle I will shoot at (eye-level with the camera, or from on-high, or perhaps down low, or from the back …); the part of the flower to focus on; how to shade/light the flower to accentuate its core characteristics … and much (much) more.
The challenges, as well as the technical elements and the processing decisions, keep it interesting for me.
I hope this little series has allowed you to see flowers anew – in all their fragile, subtle beauty. Perhaps it has also inspired you to get your camera out, seek out a flower or two, and make some technical and aesthetic decisions of your own.
If it has, please feel free to share your images with me – I love to see how others interpret/represent the flowers around them.