It’s that time of year when one must find color wherever it is. These berries were growing out of the chain link fence that surrounds the lot where I park my RV. From my door they are virtually the only color within sight, unless you count greys or browns.
I was walking around my back yard, (in reality a parking lot), in search of something I could use to test the shallow depth of focus characteristics of my 42.5mm f1.7 LUMIX lens. You know, just to see. I think it was Garry Winogrand who said, “I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed”. In that way I’m a bit like an infant babbling while learning to talk; searching for words, or maybe, more accurately, a vocabulary. And just like an infant, not every word or sentence is successful, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try.
To me, the out of focus in this image works and is rather pleasing. The regular repetition of the fence makes a nice foil for the irregular nature of the vegetation, and the blue-grey is a proper contrast to the red. Finally, I like the one lone drop of water.
Panasonic LUMIX G3 with LUMIX 42.5 mm f.7 processed in PS Express and Snapseed on my iPad Air.