Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Callaway Gardens Iris

Some time ago, I posted an image of an iris that I took at Callaway Gardens on a workshop with Linda Torbert. I used the lake behind the flower to produce a clean background. But I wanted to try to do something more with the image, something to make it a bit more than just a picture of the flower. So I decided to play a bit, and this is what I came up with. 

The building in the background is the chapel at Callaway Gardens. The iris was growing right in front of it at the edge of the water. You can just see the reflection of the chapel itself in the water.

Playing and experimenting can be a good way to give a new twist to images!

Iris and Chapel    © Howard Grill

Iris and Chapel    © Howard Grill

by Howard G

© Howard Grill