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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Looking for the Light

As photographers it's always hard to determine how much of the success of the photo is due to the person who pressed the shutter and how much in the subject matter. Certainly there are some things it's almost impossible to take a bad photo of. Flowers, for instance. Picturesque travel locations. Beautiful women.

And that's why a photo like this always pleases me when I find one. It's conceivable, of course, that someone else could see this office plant peeking through the blinds in this office building window and see the possibility, but I think it unlikely that many people would.

Here I appreciate the diagonals against the parallel verticals, the green against the white, and the curves against the lines. Plus the living against the lifeless. This is full of contrasts. Plus it kind of is reminiscent of a reaching hand.


  1. Very, very cool...you always have a knack of seeing what most will miss! The simplicity of this image really makes the green plant come alive!

  2. This is amazing! For a minute, I thought I was looking at a high priced photography book cover - really an inspired picture!

    xo Erin

  3. That takes a super eye and you have proven over and over again that you have it. Great find and great capture. Most people would ignore it and some would try to fix it. You captured and shared it perfectly.

  4. Wow! That green plant looks like a line of green people pushing through the blinds. You really have a creative eye for compelling photos. Very powerful in its simplicity.

  5. Ditto to Scott. What a great capture, and only an incredibly talented artist would see the potential in the eye catching shot!!!!

  6. This one made me smile. After I figured what it is that I am looking it. I imagine this mischievous plant playing hide in seek with me :).


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