I love chrysanthemums in the bud. As I’ve said, it’s a beautiful autumn flower. I have dozens of them planted in my front yard.
I’m starting a series called ‘Photos that look like paintings’, and will be continuing it through the end of the month. Some of my flower and nature images have a definite painterly quality about them. It’s a style I’ve been developing and refining over the past several months. I’m not interested in taking shots of nature to demonstrate technical proficiency: others do it well, and I respect their craft. My passion lies elsewhere, and my hope is that in presenting my approach to photography, others will see the beautiful world of flora as I do. After all, it is just a matter of how you see it.