My husband is the king of puns and sad wit. Often we give him a bit (quite a bit) of stick when he comes out with a particularly lame one (or any one, really). He is always completely unfazed, and undeterred. “Practice” he says.
The dandelion made recently has reminded me how much I like the close view, and a few people have been encouraging me to do more with the weeds and herbs I love so much. I’d picked this fennel to eat, then decided that there was something that I wanted to document. While I’d taken a different approach to the way I normally photograph vegetation to use in these composites, and I’ve used this process many times before, I decided that a bit of “practice” (read “play”) was warranted. This has quite a different look and feel to those I’ve made in the past and has encouraged me to experiment a bit more to refine the view. I do like it, although I’m not quite sure what it is yet that is working for me, but that’s what play is for – something will develop out of this I’m sure.