Okay Flower, Okay Background = Good Photo
You know, I really have to stop taking photos of flowers I meet on the street, as most of the time I really have no idea what they are, which doesn’t help when describing them. 🙂
But here goes. This was a flower I ran into about a month ago on a walk. I was using the macro lens (105mm f/2.8).
I’m looking at this photo now, and my thought is, if it weren’t for the background and the way I angled it in the lens, this would be a pretty boring photo. But as it is, I really like this photo. I love the play of the background which is lined and off-balance to the flower. And the darkness and simple nature of the background is in contrast to the light and complicated flowers. And the line of the flower makes it look like a chain.
Was I consciously thinking any of that when I took the photo? I don’t know. I know I always consider carefully the background, as I feel the background is as important as the subject in a photo. And I compose my photos most carefully. But all of that? I doubt it.
Anyway, here’s the photo. Let me know if you think it’s an interesting take on the flower. Or if you know what type of flower it is, that would be helpful. 🙂
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