It is clear the contrast of beautiful colors is the catch of this photograph. The predominant blue color on the background matches well with the subject, the Coneflower, because the blue color, in our mind, refers to innocence, purity, cleanness, and natural, specially because it is cognitively associated to clean water and clean skies, as the one in the photo itself.
The petals pink colors also refers to innocence but in a more child and feminine sense. While the green color of the stalks symbolizes nature, or a purity from nature. Together in this photo these colors combine and confirm the symbolism inherent in them by each other. At the same time they contrast in tones enhancing each other.
There is another aspect in this image that makes it interesting. image point of view is from below the height of the subject. For our mind it is as if we are looking up at something above. Wherever is represented as being above our eyes or higher than us transmit the feeling of what the pictured subject can do to us, contrary to the opposite and common image of flowers photographed above them and which suggests what we can do to them.
Such perspective makes us feel powerless but at the same time makes us feel the subject powerful. It is especially noticeable when looking at large prints. Such visual message is also confirmed by the subject framed in the center of the image.
I took many photos exploring different angles and perspectives, because it gives me a good feeling of the power of nature.
Flower: Pale Coneflower, Pale echinacea.
Species: Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt.
Color: Pink and Purple.
Region: Europe and North America.
Use: Ornamental and medicine.
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