Photo Garden #1
One of the things I’m working on is getting past the ‘The subject of any plant photograph must be fresh and pristine’ preconception. We see a flower start to wilt, and we think it’s turned from beautiful to ugly. In fact, often any imperfection in a flower or leaf is seen as a defect. If an insect gnaws a notch in the leaf, we think it’s ruined.
I have a lot of preconceived notions about what makes a suitable subject for a photo, and about how photos should look. I am guessing that most of those notions are wrong, or at least they suffer from the error over-generalization.
If nothing else, my more or less daily sessions near my home are shaking things up.