Flowers

Flora in the Concrete Jungle (Two Photographs)

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On a walk that led me into a kind of industrial park, I found this bit of nature. I thought it would look good as a black and white photograph, but it turns out the colour, after a little work, was not so bad either.


A Break in the Fence (Two Photographs)

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I am still undecided if I prefer to work in colour or black and white. But this photograph which works both ways, in my view was a more powerful image in black and white. Often black and white expresses sentiment better than colour photography does.


A Monet Background (Two Photographs)

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If you ever get the chance to see Monet’s Lilies (a painting that is semicircular and covers many meters of wall you will know what I mean by a Monet background.) An impressionist, he looked down from a bridge and what he saw was cacophony of colour both organized and unorganized. The paintings capture your imagination. In my work I look for backgrounds that have that touch of colourful play.


Natural Abstraction (Two Photographs)

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This flower struck me as quite unique and I did my best to capture what I saw. In circumstances like this its not always clear others will have the same appreciation. That is one of the risks of the photographic art.


Shades of Green (Two Photographs)

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Creative use of depth of field, even in broad daylight, can help create sufficient shades of similar colours to enable good backgrounds and interesting shots (at least in my experience). Try taking colourful outdoor photos at different apertures and ISOs and see if there is a change in the density of colour, there is a difference with some cameras.


Evil Green (Two Photographs)

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Green is often the nemesis of the nature photographer. You might see a bird and it looks wonderful but when you look at the photo at home there is green caste to the photo. While it’s usually possible to remove, it’s never as easy as one would like (e.g. a white balance fix is not enough and you need to isolate the green with any number of processing tools to remove it).


A Creative Twist (Two Photographs)

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The first thing I learned about taking photographs was to take several photographs, one in a normal fashion and the others with a twist. Now years later, when I see something interesting I look for a perspective with a twist, it works more often than not.