By Bill Smyth.


Summer daze, by Bill Smyth

Nikon 3200; Tamron 90mm macro; f/4.0; 1/100s; ISO 100

Don’s response

Bill Smyth’s “Summer daze” focuses on fine detail in order to evoke a larger picture in the viewer’s mind.

I’m no botanist, but it looks as though we’re seeing part of a sunflower. The delicate hairs along the edge of the leaf left give the eye somewhere to pause before being drawn back to the right by the buttery yellow of the petals.

It’s not a big, dramatic picture, but it still stands up to repeated viewing.

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