In Photography, Have You Been There, ….. Done That?
© 2005 – Michael Brown
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Have you been there, … done that? Have you shot numerous photos of the same subject, over and over again to the point that you think you have the best that you can achieve with it, maybe never to get anything better?
I still grow and hybridize daylilies (hemerocallis), and each and every year I find myself drawn to them with camera in hand.
Hundreds of images are in my files of daylilies, and one would think that “enough is enough”.
But, every year and every single day that I go outside in the garden during daylily bloom time, there is something different to be found with the daylilies and many other flowers in the garden too.
It always seems that I come up with a new or different shot of something that appeals to me more than what I already have of it in my files.
Maybe it is a combination or overall composition and perfect lighting that captures my attention like it never has before, or the lighting and a unusual angle with select details like I have never seen in all my years of shooting, or a little critter being spotlighted by the dappled lighting on the daylily petal, or ….
In the world of flora and macro shooting, that world is constantly changing.
If you took a small piece of land with flowers, trees, grasses, insects, and so on, ….. in a macro sense, you probably could never see it all in a hundred lifetimes!
So, don’t think that you have seen it all and already have that great shot of it.
You haven’t, … because you have not seen it all, … or have you?
The best is yet to come, .. maybe! Who knows?
For me, … it is what keeps me going, and creating.
Think about it!
Thanks for looking everyone!
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