The temp hit 118 today! I rescued the above Cactus flower from the shade
before it wilted. Three other blooms didn't fare as well.
I normally photograph the Sea Urchins in the
garden; I prefer natural light.
I had plans for the day but the flowers "spoke to me."
I tend to listen when photographs
need to be made!
The wilted flowers, above, are just as glorious as the full
blooms are. I felt that they were every bit as much a gift
as the perfect flower was.
Macros of the wilted flowers.
While I have taken hundreds of photos of the
Sea Urchin flowers, aka Echinopsis, I rarely
take macros of them.
Studying the flowers from different angles . . .
abstracting the flowers with a macro lens on
the iPhone . .
I used only one app on the iPad to edit all of the images.
I ended up concentrating on macros rather
than full frame photos.
I probably could have taken more than a dozen photographs
but in the end a challenge to create twelve forced me to
think about each photo . . .
Digital photography makes it easy to make numerous
photos and then choose the best. I come from an era when film
slowed down the process, something I don't often do anymore.
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in
an ordinary place . . . I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do
with the way you see them." Elliott Erwitt