Macro Abstract Canna Lily At Aiken County Historical Museum In Aiken, SC: Part 1

Abstract Canna Lilies: Part 1

The compositions below are from the same plant group in the back garden at the Aiken County Historical Museum that I previously posted about.  The flowers took a pretty bad beating from a storm that came through the night before I captured these.  Only a single flower was in good enough shape to be photographed.

 

Macro abstract Canna Lily at Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken, South Carolina
Dropped In

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I loved the random, abstract design on the canna lily in my Dropped In piece.  The oranges and yellows were also quite attractive.  But my favorite part has to be the large water drops.  For aesthetic reasons, I placed the flower in the frame using a perspective that would pull in as much of the patterns on the petal surfaces as possible.  The high level of detail allows surface textures and individual drops to be seen.

 

 

Macro abstract Canna Lily at Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken, South Carolina
Flow

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Even though it’s obviously the same subject, Flow isn’t exactly a horizontal companion to Dropped In.  After I rotated the lens, I also had to change the perspective because for artistic motives I, once again, wanted to incorporate as much of the yellows, oranges, and reds in the abstract patterns into the frame.  I liked how the splashes of oranges and reds seem to have been expelled out of the center of the flower and create the impression that some are dripping back down into it.  I also felt that the large water drops were equally attractive from this view.  Surface texture and individual water drops can be seen thanks to the high level of detail.

 

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Author: Steven Dillon

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