Flowers do sleep, and fill niches! :)
Don't waste your energy doing your job at night!
First because it's much harder to fly in the dark,
but overall, you'll find lots of flowers closed!
for the photographers who hardly close eyes,
it can really be worth it staying up all night
and bringing your torchlight out..!
That's what I figured out, on my first attempt to photography a very common topic: flowers.
And that's the story I'm about to tell you :)
Yes. The thing is, as a matter of photography, You, and I might not be the first ones to a choose a flower as model!
as mine had a cute baby snail exploring its wet petal...
I was happy though, to discover a reason of rejection I never encountered before and a good advice:
"We have too many similar images already. Please perform a search on the subject before uploading,
to see what is already online and where to fill niches."
of making tries on every topics (which may not help my sales, but gives me fun! :)
And as I don't have all the time, experience and equipment to compete on standards,
focusing on niches is certainly very good choice!
what lead me to the question: in which situation aren't we used to see flowers?
and surprised a cute bunch of daisyflowers in the middle of sleep!
I found the photo back, but quality wasn't good enough, so I decided to go back, alone in the dark, with camera and torchlight!
and even discovered another magic phenomenom: the dewdrops that form just on top of grass like shiny pearl!
if a picture doesn't render totally our intention, it's not always lost,
we can still improve the mood of a picture afterwards
with photoshop (or the gimp, actually :)
and give it a surreal mood, like it happens in dreams..!
And... here is my result!
Someone else already liked it (1 download on first day!), and I want to thank him/her to pick my pic
and give me motivation to write this first blog and continue filling niches! =)
I hope you like it too, and it gives you sweet dreams!
I think this picture really was a "niche idea",
because if we find some pictures of flowers at night,
they are all incredibly awake!
But they are so slow most of the time, that we tend to forget about it...
Photography is a fantastic tool allowing us to stop the time,
and thus helping us catching the pace of virtually anything, including slow things like flowers..!
So let's slow down a bit, open eyes, and the marvel of nature may overcome our dreams!
Happy dreams, and thank you for reading! :)
For more info about flowers sleep:
And a cool idea of making a flower clock, the scientist Carolus Linnaeus got in the early 19th century:
Photo credits: Monika Wisniewska, Mindy Chung Wai Meng, Bowie15, Creator76, Roman Dekan, Freephoton, Kydriashka, Madartists, Marilyn Volan, Max5128, Nikolai Sorokin, Pichayasri, Roman Milert, Rguadeluppe, Robert Ruggiero, Michel Van Loon.