Despite the fact it is viewed as cliched, I love taking pictures of flowers and foliage. Sometimes these are close-up shots and sometimes they are more distant views but I still love them. I guess it’s because they make me smile. It’s hard to worry or fret if you are looking at a pretty flower.
Now I seem to have a new obsession to experiment with – square form factors. I think I got this idea while reading an article on vintage photography and I just decided to experiment with it in conjunction with my flower passion. It’s actually really interesting to see what I decide on for cropping when I constrain myself to a 1×1 aspect ratio. I do HAVE to crop because my camera is a rectangular form factor, not a square. There have been a few flowers I’ve failed to find a way to crop that I was happy with but the challenge is fun.
This picture is from a bush in a friend’s front yard. I’d have to ask her what it is, though 🙂