Over the past few weeks since the dawn of the Spring Equinox, I have been inspired to return to my first subject that had captured my attention and imagination in an uncanny manner when I started my experimentation with photography 4 years ago with a point-and-shoot camera. I used flowers to help myself discover and understand the meaning art and to learn and refine my understanding and skill in composition and exposure.
Over the years, though, as I drifted to other themes and subjects in photography, I knew in my heart and mind that if the mood and the passion were ever rekindled that I would return to flowers to explore once more – but with purpose. With this newfound interest and passion in the middle of spring in Southern California, I have embarked on numerous and delightful trips to farms, fields, gardens, and fortuitous spots to seek out, to marvel, and to record emotion, affect, light, and color in various flower species, in particular the ranunculus and the rose. I hope to explore other species, too.
So far, I am pleased with this direction and will continue this for another month or so before refocusing my thoughts and interests yet again. :-)
April 13, 2014
Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 G
Kodak Ektar 100