Iris photography in nature is a challenge. Here’s a photograph of the rare endemic Dark Brown Iris, standing in the wind. I developed a new expressionism technique to show both the wind movement and the grass exquisite frozen details. Don’t miss it! As always, I also ask: Is it art? Is it a photograph? Those are questions that should always be asked, but not always be fully answered.
Opacity is a crude tool. It is superb for a quick look at the gradation of an effect, but it is a bad practice for doing any precise photo editing. With one or two more clicks you get a much better tool that allows you to fine tune your end product. Here’s the full explanation and an example.
I describe here the make of a photograph, with deeper thoughts in mind. If a photograph is just a representation of reality, then what would it be if we change it in some major way, say, by erasing all colors? Is it still a photograph? If this is an artistic decision, what is art?
My first photo ever of an iris was of a naked mutated Gilboa Iris. In retrospect I can say: a butterfly had flapped its wings. It took me to an emotional photographic journey I had never expected. My gallery ‘Iris to Iris’ exhibits some of its fruits. This post tells the story.