Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Someone Else’s Begonia 4

June 17, 2018

13 responses

  1. Lois Kane

    Charming to make delicacy with rough materials and bold composition. It makes me feel a big resolved contradiction happened.

    Thank you for returning Ruth for a while.


    June 17, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    • Thank you, Lois. I like your take on this photograph. I must say that I returned Ruth only reluctantly, but I’m happy you are enjoying her company.


      June 17, 2018 at 11:22 AM

  2. Excellent composition, Linda. This will make a great poster for your living room!


    June 17, 2018 at 3:34 PM

  3. Begonia confetti! Party time! Ken’s right, such a well thought out composition. I like the spacing of the three rectangles, and the fact that at least one petal goes off the edge on every side.


    June 17, 2018 at 9:32 PM

    • Yeah, I can’t say why I don’t mind the petals being cut off all over the place. I can’t agree that it was a well-thought-out composition, though. Al least not if “well thought out” means I spent time thinking about it. I just knew immediately what I wanted to do and was afraid that was because it copies many of my other compositions. Still, I’m not apologizing. I like it, too. (Are we all our own biggest fans? After all, we’re the ones who saw our compositions—and liked them—even before we clicked the shutter.) This was the first shot I took of this plant that day. At least I stuck around to see if I could do anything else with it. This is my favorite of the four, though.


      June 17, 2018 at 9:45 PM

    • (I like “begonia confetti.”)


      June 18, 2018 at 9:46 AM

      • Maybe well thought out means your eye is so practiced that it knows a great composition when it sees one, and I for one do not feel there’s repetition in your compositions. Yeah, I guess it’s a good thing we’re our own biggest fans, otherwise maybe nothing would get posted!


        June 20, 2018 at 9:50 PM

        • You flatter me, Lynn, but I’ll take it. And yes what you say about biggest fans and posting.


          June 21, 2018 at 8:52 PM

  4. A very attractive composition, Linda. The contrasts in colour, texture and shapes work so well together.


    June 18, 2018 at 5:10 AM

    • Thank you, Andy. This plant was impossible to ignore any longer. (I’d walked past it several times before.) The cloudiness of the day actually helped, I think, in the color contrasts. I usually prefer full-out sun, but the intermittently overcast sky was on my side this time.

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      June 18, 2018 at 9:48 AM

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