So much of my craft is spent creating the work others dream of that when it comes to making images just for me that I choose to share with the world that I consider them art. Usually I take these images as a stress relief, I don’t even tote out my professional camera gear rather whip out whatever phone I own at the time.
Of course this lead me to discover a hidden talent photographing flowers of all things with a phone. I enjoy the challenge of the singular lens, and the inability to drastically change the settings in the phones camera like I can my professional body. It makes it sweeter to achieve such fun results.
The last week of August, before heading out for a wedding session I was ‘stress’ shooting in the yard— my mothers rose bush to be exact and created a piece of art I have awaited all year.
I have a goal for my self to create one image that is captivating and speaks for itself and then enter it into a few photographic competitions. For fun mostly, but I am always intrigued as to how I will fair against others from all walks of life with different visions and incredible talent.
A couple years ago my image of a pink tulip— again a cell phone capture— got an honorable mention in the IPA (International Photography Competition) it was just shy of placing in the top 10 images in the nature category. I was pleased with this accomplishment so now to see how the above rose competes.
Sadly the rose will not compete in the same competition as the tulip before it— I didn’t create the image until after the deadline. But it will compete in a competition pure for plant life, gardens, and landscapes.
So fingers crossed.