Word and Image

Archive for November 16, 2011


It’s back to nature. I like flowers. I was an avid container gardener on my rooftop deck garden for many years. Often the most color you will run across is in cut flower bunches. But the image may appear too busy without something that directs the viewer’s eye. Close ups will help to block distraction. Here the center of the bloom makes a nice pattern against the bright yellow background.

Mixed Flower Bunch

Mixed flower bunches are a riot of color but where does the eye look? Here the light and shadow add another element that directs the eye diagonally across the image. That works for me.

This is the early genesis of a new idea for me that led to my postings in the PhotoCritical blog (see sidebar).