Rhododendron

31st May 2015
I found an isolated lilac coloured flowering rhododendron bush in Clipstone forest. After photographing the whole flower I wanted to produce something a bit more abstract making as much of the colour as possible.

To achieve this I reduced the depth of field to a minimum to create a softness away from the focus point. The hard or creative part of the process was deciding which element to keep sharp.

This decision was important to the composition as sharpness is one of the elements that attracts the eye in a photograph. To gain the abstract feel to the final image I decided that I didn't want the sharp element as the main subject of the composition. Instead I wanted the sharp element to lead the eye into or around the picture.

I am not totally convinced that I achieved this but these were some of the results:











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