“Fist Full of Red”
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
Yes, I know, “What an original title”. Yet, I’m often stuck for a title and am loath to fall to such tactics as “Unnamed #314”. Every image I make leaves an impression on me, it is a small interpretation of who I am, my experiences, emotions, and how I see the world; by being a new creation, it further adds to that experience. I recall the moment when it was made, why I made it, how I interpreted and composed the image, and what my impressions were when I first compared what I saw with my eyes with what the camera interpreted it as.
Sometimes, the image title is obvious, sometimes I need to look at it a while, comparing various descriptions till it makes sense to me, fits into my world. Often, It’s just the name of what I have photographed, especially if it’s a place, or object that stands alone and does not have further layers of emotion tied to it. In those cases, it’s just an object, whereas in other cases, it’s an impression, a moment, the outcome of a thought, of myself.
This time, I saw a fist full of red flowers, Peruvian Lilies to be more precise. They represent another element of a bouquet I pulled apart so that I could photograph the individual flowers and enjoy their individual beauty, which can often be lost in a bouquet.
So, there you go, a short visit to my thought process, when it comes to naming my images and making art. It really is an extension of who I am
Nikor 24-70mm f/3.5-4.6 @ @ 35 mm (with 20mm extension tube)
2.0 sec, f/25.0, ISO 100
Hi Resolution image on 500px
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I think that’s a perfect title; those leaves resemble green fingers clutching the flowers, creating a fist full of red. Thanks for posting. Cheers
Thank you Michael. yes, it does look a bit like fingers.
:Love the quote. It is very true. The title choice is yours! Enjoying the beautiful photo is ours. There is nothing else to say!! Dwight
Love the photo. So beautiful! Dwight
thanks for sharing your thought process.
I like the freshness of this, especially the leaves. When flowers have been cut, the leaves are a great way to gauge how well they’re standing up.
Thank you. Generally, the leaves, especially those of the lilies are badly bruised or wilted. I did well with this bouquet 🙂
Thank you Cee.