Flowers in my garden

Little Huia

Little Huia

Reach for the sky!

Mistakes interest me – in some ways photography is much more forgiving than sound i.e. if you distort or overload a recording then it is next to impossible to recover useable material from it, although the same is true if you overexpose an image – there is no way to regain what is clipped… But underexposing or defocused images (& sounds?) have a different & deeper kind of appeal…

The image above of the daisys and dandylions is cute, but it is far less appealing to me than this ‘mistake’

Little Huia

And this underexposed flower is so mysterious

Little Huia

When I reframed & exposed it more ‘correctly’ more of its beauty was revealed, but something far deeper was also lost…

Little Huia

Reducing the information available to the viewer or listener is a basic technique, and motive for altering the source material, whether it happens at the time of capture or later in post production… I appreciate I am stating the obvious, but that deep crimson flower is a valuable reminder: if everything is in focus, then nothing is!

Little Huia

All images shot with 5DmkIII and EF 100mm F2.8L macro lens

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