Same place, different look

I mentioned earlier about trying to find compositions while shooting spring blossoms. Looking at a whole tree in bloom you either want to shoot the whole thing or focus on some individual flowers. I do both of those usually but I also like to find some interesting ways to mix it up a little. Trying to find some leading lines in a maze of branches and twigs can be a bit daunting but with patience and some trial and error you’ll begin to find little “photos within the photo”.

This photo was taken at the same tree I took the photo in my last post. I thought I was done shooting but as I started to put my camera away I saw my zoom lens sitting on the seat and I thought I would try a few more shots using it. I took a few standard telephoto shots and, again, was ready to leave when I spotted this small bouquet on the end of a twig. I liked the way the tree trunks angled behind it and took a few snaps. It has a whole different, darker look to it but still conveys the feeling of spring.

I thought this would make a nice black and white image, and it does, but I just couldn’t get away from the color version, even though I find some of the extra bark, especially on the left, a little distracting. So I tried a crop in a more squarish ratio and it was OK but it seemed to lose the sense of place, so I stuck with the original. Thinking too much, I guess. 😉

© David Guidas

© David Guidas

4 thoughts on “Same place, different look

  1. Beautiful. The whole image works for me especially the contrast between the huge, dark and chunky bark and the delicate, angelic blossom. Well thought out.

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