📸 Five Images exploring "Flow"
A monthly reflective photo series from co-host Joshua Jean-Marie...
This month’s theme is flow. If you know me, you know I never photograph anything related to nature or landscapes. But lately I’ve found myself yearning for springtime to come. For longer days and fresh blooms.
When I think about the word flow, I think of following someone or something. I think about falling in line and going with the plan in front of you. The images below were photographed on a Sunday afternoon while exploring Cherokee park with two friends. We jumped down into the creek and allowed the water to guide us.
Instead of reaching for one of my film cameras, I grabbed my Canon EOS R6 and a 50mm lens. Photo editing was done with Adobe Lightroom.
1: A photo I like…
Here’s my top pick from this month’s set. I wrestled with how much of the wooden bridge to include, but I think I landed with just the right amount. The bridge provides a nice frame (and some texture) for the image and helps contextualize that I’m above, looking down from somewhere.
2: Three other photos that work…
I really love the clear path presented in this photo. You can almost imagine walking or riding on this trail and feeling the ground rise and fall beneath you.
The reflection is sharp and clear in this photo. And I love how the two trees on the far right and left help frame this photo in while not being too overpowering or in focus.
Slowing scanning this image from top to bottom reveals how beautifully layered this shot is. Especially with how the dirt separates the flowers from the water in the middle.
3: A photo I don’t like…
I created this image because it felt most honest to the theme of flow. However, it lacks a layer of complexity and dimension that I loved about the images above. Standing alone, this image isn’t very interesting. I think it relies too heavily on being paired with other images for it to draw you in on its own.
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