This flowering dogwood’s balance and simplicity make this image sing. By using a shallow depth of focus, the spring forest is peeking through the background creating a sense a calm and perfect for healing environments.
To get a fresh look at this tulip, I got very close and eliminated the classic tulip outline. That lets me celebrate the color and subtle edges inside.
Abstract or realistic? This picture is both. I found these ripples on the surface of a pond not far from my house.
Behind the lens: A perfectly plain background is the right setting for this elegant orchid. The contrasting foreground-background colors give this image energy.
Behind the Lens: The gentle swell of the land is revealed by the curve in the low stone fence. Backlighting from the morning sun gives it a feeling of hope as seen above in Rock Wall Salt Marsh Panorama_3642.