The newest assignment for Finding Your Eye was a photo shoot! Taking pictures of a familiar object not once or twice, but at least 50 times!! Looking for different angles or changing the distance or the composition. Taking that many pictures wasn't hard for me. I always take lots of shots of the same object, just in case...just in case I shook the camera, or the focus was off, or the lighting might be better. I'm always thinking a better picture is just one click away!! I enjoy photographing flowers and nature, so I picked my hybrid Petunia. It has such an unusual, delicate color that I've had trouble getting any really good shots of it! I enjoyed the exercise, I actually took more than 50! Really, the only reason I quit was because the sweat was running in my eyes! After studying the images I picked three of my favorites.
Looking back I wish I had thought more. I could have taken the flower with different backgrounds! I have a hard time slowing down and thinking. I want to dive right in, decide on the item, grab the camera, snap, snap, snap instead of "think, think, think!"
This is one of my favorite shots. I liked the stamen barely peeking out of the center! I love to fill the frame with the object.
This one I like because of the POV! Until I started learning about photography, I had never taken a picture of the back of a flower. How sad is that!! The backs are equally beautiful! I love the fuzzys on the stems, the way the lights shines through the petals and the flower bokeh at the bottom.
It was a good exercise for me. I'm going to try again, study the object a bit more and be more careful of the background and light.