Thursday, July 24, 2008

Grace notes

I saw a gracefully soaring visual symphony in the simple shapes of a daylily. The stamen appeared as a musical staff, the anthers as notes sitting on that staff and the pistol as a conductor’s baton.

A professional freelance photographer that I hired often in my days as a photo editor/buyer had a tag phrase on his promotional materials: “Simple pictures are best!”

I still agree.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


HeyJules said...

I have been photographing a lot of daylilies lately and this is the best description I have come across to describe their special beauty. Lovely as always, James!

Wanda said...

Yes, I could feel the music. You have the master's touch!

I need orange said...

Nice. Very graceful.

I have taken a lot of pics of this stuff, some of them quite close up, but I never isolated it from the rest of the flower. Nice.