aromatherapy, botanical, botanical prints, bud, buds, calm, calming, cottage, essential oil, essential oils, field, fields, flora, floral, flower, flower garden, flowers, fragrant, france, french, french lavender, garden, health, herb, herb garden, herbs, homeopathy, lavender, lavender oil, macro, macro flower, macro photo, macro photography, micro, micro photography, natural healing, oils, peaceful, plant, plants, purple, relax, relaxation, relaxing, selby gardens, sleep, sleeping, traditional
As I continue my photographic journey I am realizing that a good picture has more to do with creativity than skill. Skills can be learned, but imaginative expression cannot. Having shifted my focus recently from my paint table to my camera, I am viewing the world a lot differently. I am not looking to simply copy what other photographers are doing. These days with the advent of virtually full-proof cameras, anyone can take a picture of a pretty flower and have it look really good. I am looking for things that are slightly different. Perfect flowers can be boring and I am anything but that. I seek out the slightly edgy or spent. I want flowers missing from the spray. I look for torn edges and unpopular subject matter. Sure, I will capture a perfectly beautiful rose when it happen to be in my visual path, but I am not looking for them.
This piece titled “Lavender Dance” was a single shoot with missing flowers in a patch of perfectly lovely lavender sprigs. I liked that nature had taken some of it’s beauty, yet left some for me to capture still….
My skill will improve over time and I hope my imagination will too!