Seeding grasses; 25 June 2013: part of a project I was doing in my back garden, in Bristol, seven years ago.  I get up early on the morning anyway, and so the project’s simple plan was to down a cup of strong tea and get out into the garden early in the day, using mainly this 70-300 telezoom (the lens I continue to be married to) or a 105mm macro lens.  >>> but  LOL!!! >>> I tend to be a little less athletic and supple now than I was then so that, if I were to attempt such photos again, I may need the emergency services to get me back up onto my feet!  Well, after all, one must suffer for one’s art … 🙂 …

For those looking at composition, my eye tends to start appraising the image from the left, and is initially caught by the in focus subject of the shot, which is set against a somewhat darker background.

This subject is mirrored by the similarly orientated (i.e. repeating patterns) but out of focus stems further back, which are set against, and which tend to blend into, a rather paler backdrop.  These diffuse stems give the shot depth.

Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 800 ISO.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. Like the ‘echo’ in the back. Cheers for the weekend.. 🙂


  2. krikitarts says:

    A very pleasing abstract, well worth more than just a glance. There’s actually quite a bit of (imaginary) motion here, as the eye is drawn around within the frame. I like it a lot!


  3. bluebrightly says:

    🙂 Emergency services. This is the kind of photo I always wanted to make, but I didn’t get manual cameras until I was much older. The result is that I get down there when I have to, and get up very slowly. 😉 But now we have flip screens, too, and that sometimes solves the problem. Anyway, very nice…and doing grass was a good idea, instead of the usual flowers.


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