“Red Clover”

“Red Clover”

“Every form of art is another way of seeing the world. Another perspective, another window. And science –that’s the most spectacular window of all. You can see the entire universe from there.”
― Claudia Gray

One of the benefits of this style of photography, for me at least, is noticing the intricate details in commonplace plants and flowers. This clover was growing wild along my neighbour’s lawn, which is significantly overgrown enough for wildflowers and weeds to go unmolested. As I was cutting my grass, I looked over at this ‘weed’ and wondered how it would look as a fine art photo.

Once grass cutting was completed and the light was better, I took my portable backdrop with me and proceeded to make a few images of the clover from a few angles. This one is my favourite, as it incorporates the fresh blossom as well as a slightly out of focus spent flower, almost as a reflection of itself.

Isn’t perspective an interesting thing? This overgrown lawn is an eyesore, filled with tall grass and a multitude of weeds, yet, when isolated to its individual components, it can be such a thing of beauty. Something to think about.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200 mm (manual macro tubes)
1/15 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200

High Resolution image on 500px:

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9 Comments on ““Red Clover”

  1. One day I saw a bunny sitting in a patch of deep grass contentedly chewing the flower heads off all the clover. I suspect they were like candies to him. He was so happy, he made no effort to run away when I walked by quite close to him.

    I don’t think I will ever look at flowering clover quite the same way again ❤

  2. I love the image and enjoyed reading your thoughts about the beauty of ordinary things–it’s all a matter of perspective.

  3. Capturing beauty in the simple things is wonderful and in agreement that perspective is everything. Your photo is beautiful.

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