The familiar subject I have chosen to photograph is a flower. It is a subject which appears most consistently in my inspiration file.
I just happen to have an Amaryllis plant in my home at the moment and the sun shining into the room created wonderful transparencies against the light.
I took my camera and circled the flower and the different curves and textures caught my eye.
As I moved and changed my position - sometimes on my toes, sometimes kneeling down, coming in close and pulling away, I felt that I was dancing with the flower and the flower seemed to be dancing with me! I sometimes get this feeling with trees when I'm out walking in nature, but this was the first time with a flower!
I was totally drawn to capture parts of the flower as opposed to the whole subject. It felt like painting with my camera
One detail was enough
Texture and layering drew me in
The centre radiated the pulse of life as I knelt down to allow myself to be enveloped by the sheer intensity and this is when I felt the most interested and excited.
I suppose I did lose track of time as I entered deeper into the flower's sheer presence.
I am finding it difficult to stop sharing images here as each one is unique and represents the soul of this subject.
Do I like the end result?
I like the fact that the images often seem more like paintings than photographs... I could put many more pictures here to illustrate that, but I am already way over the number I first planned to include.
I liked everything about this experience and will definitely do it again.
If I changed anything, it would be to have more time!