Ricky Timson July 7, 2014
I like this image. I like the dominance of the first flower, the position of the stems and their shadows - the blueness of the shadows, and the crumples in the paper.
Adrian Zissoson July 7, 2014
Ah, the practical side ;-) I really enjoy this image -I think the progression of "strong" petals, to limp, to droopy is a big part of it
Michelle Tardiffon July 7, 2014
Adrian, the conditions was pretty windy so the flowers were holding the paper in place to a certain point. Next time I will bring weights with me since no rocks around. Thanks for this suggestion.
As for the paper, if I had a little bit more separation, the folds would not be as obvious like in the next image. I did not try with flat paper or crumpled since I only had brought 2 sheets with me which I folded in my photo bag. Next time, I will bring more paper or I will bring a white sheet or pillow case.
Adrian Zissoson July 6, 2014
I too really like this image. I'm a sucker for shadows though, and might prefer more separation so I could see more shadow. But that's not what you asked about - the paper might seem a little too obvious and I think perhaps the folds add a bit to that? And I think I can see the overlapping edges of the paper too. Did you try with flat white paper or with super crumpled paper? Just curious. All to say I'm enjoying the image and only am trying to answer the question
Debbie Sinclairon July 6, 2014
I love this shot Michelle and I think the folds add to the image - so do the shadows - great composition!
Gerald and I went to the Experimental Farm gardens in Ottawa today. I found these 3 daisies lying on the ground. For the backdrop, I use sheets of white paper I brought with me. I think that the creased paper adds texture to the background but could be distracting. Thoughts?