So I won’t, and I’ll just content myself with showcasing “some favorites”, but one at a time. I only have two rules: 1) the image shouldn’t have appeared in any earlier blog entries, and 2) the image shouldn’t be too similar to its predecessor. Rule 1 means I won’t highlight the first candidate that popped into my head. Rule 2 means you won’t have to look only at trees.
(I hope eventually to show some of my favorite images by other photographers, if I can get their permission to post them.)
So for this phirst phavorite photo, I present you this banana leaf. (At least, that’s what I think it is. Botanists, feel free to correct me.) I took this last summer when Maddie and I went shooting at the Wilhelma zoo and botanical gardens in Stuttgart.*
- It’s got a nice biogeometric pattern — its being a natural one gives it extra bonus points;
- It’s got juxtaposed shapes and shades, with a bold central element slashing through the otherwise delicate ribbing; and
- It’s decontextualized, which is probably not a word but you know what I’m saying: if you didn’t know what it (probably) was, you might not know what it was.
For that reason, if you click on it, you'll see a large version so you can get the details.
* You know what kind of shooting, right?