“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportsmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”
- John Lubbock
I was never really into flowers and seldom used them in my photographs or paintings. But today I discovered how magical they are. This afternoon I walked through my father’s garden in search of inspiration. His partner has planted a lot of flowers all over the garden and until today I never really paid attention to them. When some bees in the lavender caught my eye, I got close to the flowers and discovered that they form a miraculous little world.
Since I didn't have my camera with me, I used my phone camera to take some images. I couldn’t wait to get back home and play with them in Lightroom. And now that I have taken and processed my first flower images, I feel like I have taken a step into a whole new world of creativity. I just did some basic editing on them today, but I’m already thinking about taking new images with my camera and a macro lens or Lensbaby, adding layers and textures in post and play around even more.
What I learned today: Always take a second look. Even when something seems to be boring or not appealing to you, maybe there is some magic hidden that can only be discovered when you take a closer look.