I keep wondering why it is that I prefer the natural still life, the photos of actually stilled life rather than composed items. Perhaps it is not that I prefer the natural things but that they are instantly there where I find them. I don't have to collect the raw materials and compose them.
That makes me lazy I suspect!
Yet, often I would like to spend the time collecting and positioning pieces then shooting them but my fixed lens camera does not give me the thrill of a good composed capture like I think it does when I shoot in real light and have found something that I hadn't considered photogenic before.
That said, I enjoy working with the idea of composed pieces within photoshop. I often have photos that are not quite right for photography, there is not enough exposure or I have shot the same background many times before and I would like it to be different. This is where the fun of filters and textures and overlays comes into play and I can literally spend hours manufacturing a photo and loving it. The photo I give you today is just one of those. I have played with this photo many times and have never managed to get it just right. There are things I wish were there, like a little more detail in the flowers in the middle of the bouquet and maybe I'll spend some more time trying to draw those in but I really like that it is closer to being something other than a ho hum photo. Perfection always escapes me and that suits me, for I am really here to play and try and experiment.