Jennifer Marano  

Summer's End by Jennifer Marano

September 2020 - Summer's End

About the Image(s)

I call the attached photo "Summer's End".

It was taken with my 90 mm macro lens (because I was out after insects) at F/11, 1/320sec and ISO-800.

9 comments posted

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Jennifer: I am pleased to be the first to congratulate you on this outstanding image. I believe it is the best I have seen from your many fine photographs. I like the colors, the composition and the sharp focus. You have shown beauty in what others would considered to be rather imperfect flowers. It is the imperfection of the withering flowers that makes this such a strong image. Well done!   Posted: 09/03/2020 09:48:07
Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Thank you, Chan! I've been taking an art history class and learning about a style from the 16th century called Mannerism where artists distorted or otherwise painted imperfect images, finding beauty in imperfection, and I think some of it rubbed off on me!   Posted: 09/03/2020 10:04:36
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Indeed, Beauty found in the understated or even the old and broken: a Japanese Aesthetic known as "Wabi Sabi" - a discussion we have enjoyed at some length in my DD-83 mono Group.   Posted: 09/03/2020 10:30:29

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Really like this, Jennifer!!
A sorrowful looking Sun Flower, indeed - but part of nature's cycle of life - and yes, the tell-tale signs summer is near its end...dear I suggest a BW version!

Well visualized and captured!   Posted: 09/03/2020 10:31:39
Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
I will give BW a try!   Posted: 09/03/2020 10:49:46
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Cool! :)   Posted: 09/03/2020 10:59:54

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Well done. I'm seeing more and more effort to capture what is real - even if imperfect . . . a la Lance's tree reflection in his coffee mug.

This conveys "summer's end" (perfect title) - not in a sad way - rather that the seasons change . . . a fact of life.

Exposure/colors are perfect/realistic.

I wonder if a project for 2021 could be to capture the various stages of the lifecycle? I've observed these flowers in a neighbor's yard - it might be interesting to capture a series from fresh buds . . . to debris.

  Posted: 09/03/2020 12:15:42
Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Excellent idea!   Posted: 09/03/2020 14:10:00

Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Hi Jennifer - My apologies for the late photography classwork was very heavy this month, leaving little time for other things. This is an excellent photo! I like the theme, to me representing a change of seasons. The sunflower is sharp with very good details. Good color management as well. Also, nice connection to your art history class and the Mannerism style. Excellent work!   Posted: 09/22/2020 14:27:16


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