This was a failed, overexposed photo but I tried to make the most of it. The bits that weren’t washed out made this scattered scene with lots of things about it i think. You can tell what’s happening even though it’s a black and white photo with most of it missing.
Short message to visitors: Please don’t jump straight to the description of the photo. I’d appreciate it greatly if you had a good look, formed your own opinion and possibly voiced it in the comments.
The descriptions to my posts can sometimes destroy the illusion of own interpretation, I try not to do it but I like to explain my photos rather than just post for the sake of posting.
Back to the post:
Final post of this Macro Week, there are several already planned. Remember, these images are taken a while back (month or two). I went to an allotment complex the day before yesterday and took 200+ macro photos so at least one Macro Week feature should come out of those!
Nothing fancy in this photo. I liked that the rose is very beautiful until you look closely and see the damage on the edges. The other aesthetic feature is the colour balance between the subject and the rose in the foreground on the left. By colour balance I mean relative to the layout of the frame.
Some say the rule of thirds is THE rule, others that it’s overused. I’m agnostic – the rule of thirds applies to some things and not others. All depends on how the subject interacts with the surroundings.
Here, I tried to put the flower on the right third but it didn’t quite look right, then I noticed that the background can be nicely split into three sections, with the flower being off-center.
Trying to mix up the perspective so that each shot is a little different this week. I guess they all are because the flowers are different but I do this mainly to practice with macro photography so change is only good.