Tuesday, August 2, 2016

IDEA #2 Nature's Palette

I went out one day looking to make soft painterly photos. In the past, I've used camera motion with some interesting effects, but this time it was a Spring day and all the tulips were in full bloom.
I somehow got the idea that if I put my camera right down inside a tulip (one with the sun streaming through it) and deliberately blurred the image, it might work.

The images have a very abstract, water-colour look and people might easily mistake them for paintings - but they are all photos.

Here's what I've said in my Artist Statement.

Nature’s Palette This series of painterly photographs was created by deliberately blurring close-up images of flowers.
 With the soft sunlit focus, the viewer can take pleasure in nature’s organic form and  strong and varied colour palette.
 Recognizable details in selected images suggest the floral subject matter.

Here are two samples, presented as a diptych, and you can click on the link below to see more. 

Apologies to those who persevered through the mess I made of the post on 'leading lines'. 

As ever, any and all comments welcomed by email!! 

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