The Azalea

Earlier this spring I spent quite a bit of time shooting the azaleas. I don’t know if you have ever tried to photograph azaleas but I’ve decided they can be tricky little guys. It seems that you either have to show a huge mass of blossoms or go for a macro shot of individual blossoms.

Long story short, I shot and shot and shot and shot. I shot the azaleas early in the morning and at early evening. I shot azaleas from every angle I could possibly imagine. I shot using a variety of DOFs.

For some reason I simply didn’t seem to get what I envisioned. Sigh.

I am learning how important “vision” is in photography. To me, vision is what moves a snap shot into an artful image. And, lots of people take very nice snap shots.

Back to the azalea.

I woke up in the middle of the night and I’m not sure what caused me to re-visit the azaleas, but I did.

After adding texture to one of my favorite of the azalea shots, I thought “This is more like what I envisioned.”

I’ll share my re-worked azalea.

Sue Henry Photography 2008 All rights reserved.  Image may not be used without permission.

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In the middle of the night I liked it. I’ll see what I think after a little sleep.

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4 Responses to The Azalea

  1. I like it! I think the picture turned out great. Sometimes it takes a thousand shots before you get one that you like.

  2. suehenryphotography says:

    Thanks for the visit and thanks for the kind comment!

  3. Oscar says:

    I have many large azalea bushes in front of my home. It makes for a beautiful spring. Nice shot.

  4. JRP says:

    OH MY! *GASP*
    Suuuuuuuuuuue! This is wonderful!
    I HEART it!
    WOW —- this texture rocks!
    I’m so over the moon about this!

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