Roots of a thistle – Photograph weeds for a week – exercise 07 #03


I was doing some backyard work yesterday. There were some wild thistles growing in one area of my backyard. I threw them into the trash can. The roots of one thistle was sticking out and suddenly the idea was born to photograph it. I decided to use a strobe with a snoot attached to it.

Enjoy and don’t forget: Ideas for photography can pop up at any time. At least write them down if you can’t shoot them on the spot.

Photograph weeds for a week – exercise 07

I normally look for beauty when I photograph flowers (and I photographed many flowers in the past). Usually I overlook weeds and don’t pay attention to them. This exercise helps you to open your eyes to the beauty of weeds. They may not have a beautiful blossom but many of them have an incredible structure. It may be appropriate to convert them into black and white to bring out the structure more clearly.

Enjoy and happy photographing!