Photo 1: Flower
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An early birthday celebration yielded a box of goodies that had "CANNON" emblazoned on the side flaps. I don't know what kind of deal my parents found on the camera, but I certainly didn't deserve it. I definitely don't deserve it considering the (lack of a) skill set at my disposal when behind the viewfinder of a Rebel T6. Which is why these photos will help me refine those skills.
I found this bit of botanical beauty poking its head above plants that surrounded the fountain behind Student Services on MSU's campus. While the stillness of the flower's petals might be what I like most, I think it's the depth of focus that helps evoke that feeling. The stark contrast of warm reds and blues with the light green backdrop helps achieve a sense of isolation. This is only emphasized by how near the plant is to the borders of the photo and lack of objects stealing attention away from the subject.
I'm not sure how I feel about not capturing the "whole" flower in the frame, missing just the tip. In one way, this leaves room to imagination for the viewer, but I think we may have so much unknown in the photo there is enough room for imagination.
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Just being clear, The words make the money, the photos are just an ego boost.