Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Convey A Concept

It can be difficult to convey a concept in a photograph. While a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes words help to convey a meaning better than an image. But as photographers we rarely can incorporate words with our images, so they must be able to stand alone and make a statement.

The concept I want to convey with this image is one of protection and security. You be the judge as to whether it succeeds or not.

The flower, being partly covered by the upper leaf, makes it appear to be protected from harm. In addition, the leaves in each of the lower corners appear to act as additional protectors.

Again, this is just my interpretation, and may not mean the same thing to you. Anything subject to interpretation, whether it is a book, a movie, a photograph, or a painting, can mean different things to different people.

I am interested to hear your take on this image. What, if anything, does it represent to you? Do you think it is a successful image that makes its point?  You may either post your comments on this blog, or on our Facebook page,  or via email at

Shutter Speed 1/400 sec.  Aperture f/5.6.  ISO 800. Lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8L macro IS.  Camera: Canon 5D Mark III.  Handheld.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “The protection of the truth is a reward itself.”  --Simone de Beauvoir

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