Delightful look at Mother Nature’s wild garden, photograph by Cathy Jones
Featured Alumni Photo: “White Trillium and Spring Beauty” by Cathy Jones is a delightful look at Mother Nature’s wild garden of spring. It’s a well composed, well exposed capture that can’t help but bring joy to its viewer.
However, one fault I find with it, and it is an important one, is the type of light in which it was photographed. The contrast between sun and shade is a distraction and photographing this situation could have been greatly improved if a diffuser had been used to cover the scene with even light. All the subtle tones and colors would then have been fully appreciated. Altering the camera position just enough to exclude the section of fallen tree limb in the upper left hand corner would have strengthened the composition as well.
All-in-all though, the subject matter and pleasing arrangement of flowers, make this image a treasured keepsake for a wonderful yet fleeting season. Nice job Cathy!
~ Mark S. Carlson, Naturalist Photographer
About the Author: Mark S. Carlson leads eco-photo tours to scenic locations around the Great Lakes region while teaching fundamental photography skills and nature ecology. Mark’s photography is available for purchase and regularly appears in magazines, calendars, books, websites and galleries. See Mark’s frequent posts of nature photography on our Great Lakes Photo Tours Facebook page and on his naturalist photographer Facebook page.
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