There are many eminently photographable things that are more or less static - mountains, meadows, trees, buildings, sculpture - and others that are not. I would call those "time sensitive". In other words, as a photographer, one needs to make the photograph relatively quickly or the subject changes. Time sensitive things include plants with showy blooms. Some have a long bloom cycle with changes within that cycle, while others seem to happen suddenly and disappear just as quickly. I have spent the last three weeks making over 300 images of peonies - both in a garden setting and against backdrops - trying to capture the beauty with efficiency and daily attention to their changing nature.
I also devoted time in the past month curating images for Shadow and Light Magazine's Color It Red special issue competition. Below are a few of the images I included.
"Seating for One"
And I wish I had made the competition deadline with this beauty, but perhaps next year.
"Peony on black 1"
I hope all of you in the United States have a safe and beautiful Independence Day holiday.
Thanks to Barbara F. R., Jean & Sam, Paule M., Victoria, Marilyn G., Catherine, Lisa S., Marilyn R., Steve, Ingrid and Dianne J. for your kind and most welcome comments on last week's blog. My gratitude also goes to Cristina and Carol for providing the blooming inspiration!
until next Monday,
a passion for the image©