"If you think you are beaten, you are." -- C.W. Longenecker
I was given some Blue Morning Glory seeds by Peg when she sent out our 2nd Quarter LittleAlters2013 list of who we make an alter for next. I planted them and watched them grow with deep amazement. It's the color that drives me crazy (in a good way) to the point of taking their photo nearly every day. Having never given myself such a photography subject challenge, I was amazed at how my fascination with the plant, the blooms, the elements affect upon the plant, and it's own transition from birth to death, all impacted my photos giving me a huge variety of results from just a single subject.
Morning Glories in Grandpa Ott Purple
Wild White Morning Glory Found Somewhere in Seattle
Photo Set: One Subject, Many Faces (er, Blooms)
How could one single plant ever be so varied and different?
First, I encourage you to click on any photo in the grouping of my blue morning glory blossom collections below. What do you see?
- Time - Of day (morning, midday, evening), Of Month, Of Season
- Weather effects (rain, dew, sun, shade, etc.)
- Lack (of water in this case, but it could be negative space, color, surrounding)
- A snapshot in time or point in the process (growth process in this case)
- Angle/perspective (up, down, front, back, straight, side)
- Quantity - one to many (single bloom, a few blooms, the entire pot of blooms)
- looking up
- laying down
- setting the object up higher
- back lighting (put the sun or a light behind your subject to create a silhouette)
What ever you can dream up, try it.
If you stumble on something, explore it.
Follow the thread and let it show you a new path!