For a long time FOCUS FORCE has resisted the idea to accept altered images for foto projects. The reason being that FF believes Kids With Cameras should be encouraged to find the original beauty in an image. That rule remains steadfast. But, we waivered a little with the breeze. While, not truly altered images these are a step in a direction not often tread by the Kids With cameras. Here, we view a collection as a first try by Stacey of Portland using an app that she had found, and experimented with.
This image, the first of the series goes in close to find ants invading the heart of the flower.
Another image, focusing on the aspect of the flower. But, in this case demonstrates the need to still be careful, and be on the lookout for unwanted objects. Or, on the other hand is that part of the image that flower she liked. What do you think?
These couple below, Stacey found interesting due to the way the water was pooling firstly on a hand rail and then on a leaf.
In the majority of these visions, water and droplets have played an important part of the images composition. For a first time attempt, and collection of images, Stacey has done herself proud.
Stacey’s Mum, Paula explains; Stacey has been playing with a macro attachment and has come up with these couple of shots which are impressive as to what you see from just a bunch of small flowers on a succulent or stem of flower buds on a spring bulb.
In the first image shown in this group, we spoke of the heart of the flower, or perhaps we could call it the inner sanctum. Here, we go to the centre in an intriguing shot that highlights the veins of the petal, and the stamen where bees swarm to find the pollen.
Stacey is to be congratulated and praised on these works, and the eagerness to experiment with her camera….. and her imagination. After all, that is what photography and discovery is all about – the opportunity to push the boundaries. Well done.