Titled: Simple Beauty
“Minimalist” is a school of photography. One definition of minimalist photography is “Minimal” means few, the least, as possible.
I think this photograph of the naked lady lily meets, or comes close to that definition. Maybe eliminating the background to single color would be better.
I intentionally kept the flower stem vertical to simplify the image and also reflect the actual growth process of this beautiful and fragile flower.
Your comments are welcome.
I posted the picture titled “Adoration” on July 15th. I also mentioned that I was going to use a Lensbaby double glass optic at f/8 and retake the picture.
The retake is titled “Omega” and is shown here. I noticed a slight increase in image sharpness which I tend to prefer in this application. However, just like exposure, image sharpness is subjective and can be used to create the “feeling” that the photographer had when the picture was taken.
Let me know what you think.
Visit Botanical Gardens in High Wind?
This weekend included a trip Botanica in Wichita, KS. The winds were 20+ mph. My thought process was to slow the camera down and capture flowers in a “blur”. The camera was setup with: lowest ISO 100; aperture f/8, image stabilization ON. The P7000 has a built-in neutral density filter with a factor of 2 stops. This resulted in a shutter speed of 1/7 sec, enough to have some of the flowers blurred in the image. I also turned on “Continuous” so multiple images would be captured while I held down the shutter button.
Now, all I had to do in the editing process was select the best shot. I looked for areas of “no movement” and areas of blur.
Try it, you may enjoy the results.