On a quest of sorts this week, I’ve noticed subtle changes in the way I frame pictures. My eye, initially drawn to the obvious, settles on the edges. Even when my camera isn’t an extension of my hand, I’m visualizing scene composition. And while I don’t even fully know what I’m talking about, I’m certain these changes bring improvement.
Forsythias are in full bloom in the Tennessee Valley. Mini trumpets of yellow adorn branches that were bare just weeks ago, reminding me nature’s fireworks sometimes dazzle quietly. After taking several shots of these shrubs with a beautiful fountain of water behind them, I hit the ground. Look what I was missing when I considered only the expected view–a golden carpet of fallen petals beneath a canopy fit for angels!
Nearby I noticed the "Ugly Duckling" among the swans–
This lone tulip caught my eye and snared my attention. Why was she the only one among a sea of pansies? Did the others die? Had they simply not yet bloomed? She reminded me of a mother hen herding her chicks or like a conductor directing his orchestra…or maybe just The Superior One rising above inferiority.
Project Yellow is stirring up more thought and inspiration than Anna could have predicted–at least for me anyway. And that’s a good thing!
Numbers 5 & 6 in my series for Project Yellow.
Day 1: Retro-funkiness meet common lamp
Day 2: Egg cartons are pretty?
Day 3: Butterflies & Bees (perhaps the best series I’ve ever captured)
Day 4: American Icon
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I love Project Yellow! I added mine today!
Two more great additions! I love that you hit the ground and got a different perspective…I do that often! 😉 I love how much you are liking this as well….that is a real encouragement to me as well as a photographer.
I look forward to more!
I love the top picture. One of the best Project Yellow shots I’ve seen. It’s nicely framed and just feels wonderfully delicate. Nicely done.
The forsythia shot is my favorite Project Yellow shot here. Just wonderful.
I love that first shot, does it make you feel like taking your shoes off and walking barefoot?
I’ve concluded that during the fall, tulip bulbs sprout feet and walk.
Yes, they bloom in the darn’dest places come spring.
ps. the photo’s are superb
ps. the photo’s are superb
Hey Robin! Congrats on your upcoming 10,000th comment! PRETTY AWESOME. I wanted to tell you that I saw your comment on Moksha’s blog…hilarious! Just so you know…I prefer a thanks..no slapping allowed…hehehe!
You are too funny and I am glad that our Blog paths crossed!
Oh, and my latest yellow is up!
Just plain beautiful!! You’re really good!! Apparently, though you’ve got a good camera, you still have to have a good eye or the camera is no good. Your photography and perspective is lovely and engaging!
beautiful images…..the top one in particular!!! love the angle at which you have shot that one……and that yellow can add cheer in anyone’s life!!!!
I just love ALL your PY photos. The first one, here, is my favorite though! 😀
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