“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe
I’ve been wanting to make this image for a few weeks now, but the crocus did not cooperate, till now.
Just as temperature began to climb, heavy rain and wind set in, followed by yet another cooling. So, many of the blooming plants in my garden got delayed, once more.
The crocus has put up two blossoms so far, and this is the first. I decided to do a front on view, as it shows the wonderful structures so well. I have to admit that I am very pleased with this one. Of note, it took an extended exposure to show the structures of this dark purple bloom. Being freshly back from a Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario, her words echo through my mind, once more. My photography, of late, has been focused on pulling away, or elimination of, distracting details. I’m trying to show the true essence of the flowers, as I see them. It’s a worthy philosophy for living too, I think.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
3.0 sec, f/36.0 ISO 100
High Resolution image on 500px