I normally find a lot to talk about photographs I like by just looking at them and feeling them in contemplation. This is one of the photographs I like the most and contemplate the most but I feel I have not many words to talk about it. But that's fine. Susan Sontag says that great works of art are the ones that make us silent for quieting our mind in contemplation, without our thoughts distracting us. I don't know if this photo is a great work of art but I do know it makes me have such contemplating feelings.
This photograph of two Dahlias is so rich in color and at the same time it is so peaceful, it amazes me. I would not get such a beautiful background if I didn't decide on natural light and a long lens this year (2020). The flowers I photographed last year were shot with flashlight and a wide angle lens which gives another feeling and result.
Dahlia Flowers have so many petals they look pompous. The soft edges on the color shapes in the blurred background feels as reinforcing the flamboyant flower characteristic.
Species: Dahlia pinnata Cav.
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