on looking past peak expression

on looking past peak expression

When I give photo workshops, I have a section in my lecture that encourages participants to look past the peak expression of a subject. These tulips are a perfect example. I think these tulips are ever bit as interesting and beautiful, maybe even more so, than they were in peak bloom. Often the moments just before, or just after peak expression grab our curiosity more. They make us hesitate. The mind fills in the missing moment of perfection, it extrapolates the bursting bud or the decaying bloom.  I personally find these wabi-sabi images so much more engaging. A fresh alternative to the clichéd image you have seen a million times.

spent tulips

  • Carol says:

    This photo is me, I am having my Wabisabi moment in life. I am not bent over, however.


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