Papaver rhoeas – Before, and after!

Day 88 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

It’s been some time since I posted a photo of poppies.

Until now, I had only photographed completely developed flowers.

In this picture, I was lucky to capture the flower bud and the open flower together in one image.

To make the bud and the flower stand out from the background, I photographed against the setting sun.


Being lonely

Day 48 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

The motive of the day was a poppy flower, which bloomed lonely in the middle of a field.

Its red colour makes it easy to focus the eyes of the viewer on the red flower!

For you the 3 guidelines for a good photo:

  1. know your subject
  2. draw attention to the subject
  3. simplify

In this case, the flower was the subject. I drew attention to it by following the rule of thirds and placing the poppy on one of the intersections.

Then I simplified the scene by using an open aperture to blur the background.

Besides, I applied the selective sharpness to the blossom of the poppy flower.

So go ahead and show me your implementation of the 3 guidelines!

Have fun with it!