Fence with irises

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Fence with irises© Steven Willard

This is one of those situations where the eye sees differently from the camera. From the car, I saw the white iris blossoms separate from the white pickets and the stone corner post, both of which I have photographed before under different conditions. The trick of the eye, however, was that I managed to isolate the blossoms from the background at least until I got out of the car with my camera and looked through the viewfinder. At that point it was obvious that the blossoms were going to be lost against the background. My eyes had tricked me. It reminded me of all the portraits I had made with phone poles coming out of the subjects heads.

Well, I went ahead and took the picture anyway, knowing that it wasn’t going to work. The strange thing is that It kind of does anyway. That, I didn’t expect. It is as though, being familiar with the blossoms, and the pickets, and the stone, my mind could separate them, make order out of disorder. Does that make sense?

Olympus OMD-EM1MkII with Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Snapseed.

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