Instead of framing this photo to include the whole sunflower (yes, this is a red sunflower), I thought it more appealing to capture half of it and keep the background out of focus. I wanted the photo to be more than simply that of a pretty flower. Although the red flower dominates the photo, the blurry, yellow spot in the background balances the frame. For me, this photo is more compelling because of that spot. It draws my attention and makes me wonder what’s back there. It gives the photo depth.
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