Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Photo 25: Black-Eyed Susan
Shutter Speed: 1/125
The opportunity to take this particularly photo was somewhat spontaneous. I was invited to go take photos of a landscaping project on the corner of two very busy roads. I was going to throw up a past photo as my photography production has gotten pretty weak lately. But then I pulled out this beauty. I wasn't the planner of this little venture, merely the beneficiary.
And what conditions created such a curious image? Well the sun was setting, but it was peaking out from clouds. Still, the lighting was nice. I was trying to get better with my 300 mm lens, which meant zooming in, but giving myself enough space from the flower was key. Probably didn't need such a fast shutter speed.
So as for the aesthetic of this photo, it confuses me. We have a very contemplative flower looking off in thought. Clouded by confusion of the future, for it's an uncertain one. He was just offered an extension at the newspaper working a more regular, less internship-like job. And he'll take it. But all that means is he'll have to figure out a more certain job later. Just rolling the ball up the hill. No one else around him understands, hence the almost Vincent Van Gogh-like smearing of faded colors.
If you can't catch on to the specificity of this description, the flower is me.
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Just being clear, The words make the money, the photos are just an ego boost.