Flowers by the Lake
Some photographers major on flower pictures, and I think the only time that I entered a flower photo for a club competition, the judge complained that it wasn’t a perfect specimen. Actually it was a pretty cr*ppy photo with far too much contrast. I don’t suppose though, that a judge would make the same comment if he were judging a portrait competition.
“This young lady, John, is not a perfect specimen. She has a mole on her neck, and why, John, didn’t you make her eyes blue. Blue makes so much more impact than brown.” ……..though I have heard a judge complain that the stunning photo of a diving eagle was marked down because the plumage wasn’t perfect……..get real
Perhaps he was implying that a bit of nifty editing was called for…..and I’m all for nifty editing…..and guilty as charged
…..so we come to another of my miserable flower specimens…..struggling to bring a bit of colour into the world.
Perhaps if I put it down as just a record shot without any pretensions of perfection, I won’t get any flack….