Who looks at the back sides of lilly leaves? I do. Once again, I am photographing Stargazer lilies – but this time I was trying to see what I hadn’t seen before.
Incidentally, here’s a photo I posted almost a year ago that also gives a slightly different view of this flower.
I took exactly 65 pictures of my wife’s single blooming Star Lilly plant this morning and this was one of the last ones I captured. And I like it best. Is there a lesson for would be photographers in this? Perhaps. For me the lesson is to take photos from many angles and you might be surprised. Photography literally means “writing with light.” But for me, photography sometimes offers the opportunity to learn the difference between “looking” at something and truly “seeing” it. Enough of the philosophy! If you want to see two of the other 65 photos I took, check these out:
Star Lilly 01 (click)
Star Lilly 02 (click)
Canon 5DII 1/50s f/5.0 ISO400 100mm
Nature does a pretty good job of providing worthy subjects, doesn’t it? Photoshop does the rest.
Canon 5D 1/60s f/11.0 ISO400 100mm