A Portrait of Nature

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge this week is nature.

30 years ago an acquaintance of mine called a photo like this a “Flower Portrait” and it took until this year for that to sink into my brain. Once I started looking at how light and shadow combined with point-of-view, I made the leap from documenting flowers to portraying them.

Don’t get me wrong, I like a well-focused macro shot of a flower but this year I am having more fun creating portraitures.


  8 comments for “A Portrait of Nature

  1. September 5, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    I never thought of the difference between documentation and portraiture before!


    • September 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM

      It is subtle, but it’s there—and just a state-of-mind away. Thanks for joining the discussion.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. September 5, 2016 at 11:19 AM

    Allan, truly you have captured the lyricism of the petals and the personality of the rose. Happy Photo Challenge.


    • September 5, 2016 at 11:23 AM

      Thank you, Sally. This is one of my recent favorites and I am happy that you like it, too.


  3. September 5, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    A beautiful portrait, Allan.


    Liked by 1 person

  4. September 5, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Portrait of elegant royalty one might say. Breath taking Allan.
    Happy Labor Day


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