Flower and Water

 

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series USM lens @ 105mm Exposure Details: 1/160 second @ f7.1 ISO 400 Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series USM lens @ 105mm Exposure Details: 1/160 second @ f7.1 ISO 400

Here’s a wee detail of a tiny flower lying on the surface of a birdbath. I found rendering the original color image into black-and-white emphasized the luminous qualities of the scene as I’d perceived it. I love the way the abstract qualities within the sunlit water add a sense of mystery to the image.

A very simple image, most would simply pass by without a second thought. I’ve always believed it important on one’s perambulations to pay as much attention to what’s going on around as to what’s immediately in front of you. And, when the world seems particularly mundane, simply turn around to see the world in a different light.

Nature’s beauty is as evident in a small flower as it is in a classic sunset. It’s a matter of perspective and the ability to perceive grandeur within the minute.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
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