This week's project focuses on Composition and Perspective. I used my time yesterday morning outside with the daffodils, along with my sign and the cool concrete fence, as the subjects of my still life.
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Here is what the scene looks like straight on, as I walked up to the fence, just as the eye sees it.
With Image #2, we were to get a 'bird's eye' view of our subject. Instead, I took the 'worm's perspective' and laid on the ground and shot from a distance.
Here's #3, from a completely different angle that puts the fence on a nice diagonal.
Photo #4 has the main subject off center ... I used the fence post as a new focal point.
With our final photo, we were to 'unfocus' our scene. I used a shallow depth of field to put only the very front daffodil in focus, with the ones behind fading into the distance.
As you can see, if you've read the sign, we open for the season on May 29. The roses in the garden will be blooming their little heads off, and the roses in the nursery will be ready to go to their new homes by then.
(written by Hartwood Roses. Hartwood Roses blog)