I’m sure I’m not alone among photographers at this time of year, who are out seeking unique compositions that depict the season. Rainy and wet conditions in SW Virginia are helping in that regard.
It’s always a good idea to focus on small details when composing a photo. And sometimes, a simple composition is best.
I’m enjoying making photos where I can find them close to home, given travel limitations to landscape rich territory.
I’ve learned to always take a look around a subject as seen through my camera viewfinder before settling on a shot. That’s what I did here. My initial composition were flowers in a backyard garden flower pot. Glancing around I noticed a Hosta plant behind the pot was turning a nice shade of yellow, and to make the composition even better there was a cobweb with water droplets and a single, very small Lantana flower on top.
Coneflowers are some of my favorites. They have vibrant colors and lots of details when one focuses close-in. I decided to capture a sequence of one blossom as it began and ended in one of our flower gardens.