New Evergreen growth at Rye Patch in Aiken, SC

Spruced Up

New Evergreen Growth at Rye Patch in Aiken, South Carolina
Spruced Up

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While walking the Rye Patch grounds, I was attracted to the subject in my Spruced Up piece by its vibrant green colors.  The design of the scale-like leaves convinced me to create a composition of it.  For aesthetic reasons, I placed it in the frame so that the sharp tips of the leaves were reaching up and out (as if the leaves were imitating a tree).  Though otherwise cluttered and busy, the extremely shallow depth of field, when shooting at two times life-size, ensured that the background dissolved into simple patches of various colors.  I liked how the earth tones on the leaves are similar to those of the dirt in the background.  The high level of detail allows surface textures to be seen.


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Author: Steven Dillon

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