Category: Nature

Photographer: Mark “Machine” Graham

Title: Still

Scott Bourne tells a great story about the photographer who brought $20k of gear to a seminar in a major national park and then complained there was nothing to photograph. The lesson roughly equates to … “there is always something worth shooting if you know how to see”. This photo is a perfect illustration of this point.

Many would have passed this water lily by without a second thought, but not Graham. He found and composed a lovely detail shot, complete with subtle reflections. Depth of field is used skillfully to draw the eye in and the muted palette supports a sense of tranquility in the frame.

Photo originally shared here in Photofocus’ 500px group.

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