Today's photo is a guest shot by Kamal and edited by me. Thanks Kamal!
One Saturday morning, Kamal and I decided to go check out "Da Farmer's Market" at the Rand Nature Centre. As usual, I brought my camera, but it was Kamal who was struck by the creativity bug that morning.
While I was talking to some friends at the market, he looked up and thought the different leaves would make a cool shot. So, I handed him my camera and here is his composition.
Now, our eyes pick up details and dimension that the camera does not, so I'm all for tweaking in the post processing. By making the changes that I did, this was originally shot in color, I think I caught a bit more of the essence Kamal was going for. The contrast of the Bottle Brush leaves in the foreground with the softer pattern of the Australian pine in the background, all against a cloudy sky.
But just as the saying "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", so are the changes made in the editing process. That's one of the reasons I love fine art, it's so subjective. Each piece is a personal expression limited only by the artist's interpretation.