In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Yellow.”
Yellow is a powerful accent color in my garden. It, and its close partner orange, are a perfect complement to my dominant blue-purple flower colors.
I think of yellow as a strong, intense pigment, but without washing it out or desaturating its intensity, in this photo the yellow is soft and ethereal.
I captured this photo of a False Sunflower last summer, 2014. It is one of my favorite flower “portraits” in my collection of botanicals. It is easy to take a flower photo straight on, dead center.
The petals of this off-centered blossom, blends into the background of its brethren in the garden. Hints of green lawn,blue sky and darker stems frame the image at the diagonal.
Not every image needs to be in focus. The dissolve of yellow in the background takes the viewer’s imagination off in another direction. A summer day in which to dream.