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

  One thought on “Same place, different look

  1. April 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    It looks so delicate, and it is like you would need to be so careful with it. Great image.

    • April 19, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Thanks Leanne. It is delicate, the blossoms are so tiny.

  2. April 18, 2013 at 3:06 am

    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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