Today I posted my 400th Photo to InvisibleGreen.com. Instead of showing thumbnails of everything I’ve posted there, I thought it would be interesting to show how my work has progressed, in part, because of my commitment to post and keep shooting.
The image above was shot August 21, 2005 at a day lily farm outside Clayton, Ga.Â It was one of the first shots with my digital SLR. We just happened to stop by the farm, and so I got out my camera and snapped a few shots.
This image was shot roughly a year later on July 1, 2006. My mother-in-law purchased some of the day lily’s from the farm, and planted them in her garden. I was actually struck by the quality of light in the late evening sun, and went out to find something to shoot, when I saw these and decided this one would look great in that light.
This is actually the same image as the second one above and was published on August 2, 2008. The only difference between the second and third image is the amount of post processing I’ve applied to it. To me this image really captures what it was that I saw in the flowers originally, and the artisitc touches convey what it was I saw in the flowers initially.
I hope that as another year passes, I’ll find some other way to express what I see through my photography. Maybe I’ve mastered what I can do with red day lily’s or maybe I’ll revisit them again, with a fresh perspective. Either way, I think this series of images illustrates my growth as a photogrpaher, and I hope that this growth continues for a long time.