landscape, nature, photo-of-the-day, photography, seasons, spring

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 190: “moving closer”

There’s a quote from Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann;[1] October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954), a Hungarian-American war photographer and photojournalist. I guess, nearly all people know at least one of his photos, the dying soldier. Robert Capa took that photo during the Spanish Civil War. I shows the soldier while he was falling backwards still having his gun in the right hand after being hit by a bullet less than a second ago. you can see that photo also on Wikipedia. Robert Capa once said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” He definitely was close enough Not only for the image I mentioned above, but during all of his work. Patti challenges us this week with this topic for The Lens-Artists Photo challenge and here introduction also starts with this quote

When watching the news, one topic dominates them currently: the war of Putin against the Ukraine. So, Robert Capa seems to fit in this unpleasant time. Unfortunately!

I don’t want to show war images. I’m neither a photojournalist nor a war photographer. Thus you can find different images in my archive.

I took the series below today three weeks ago. Last year I found that place at the end of the booming time and made a reminder in my calendar for this year. The blue crocuses are blooming a little earlier than the yellow ones. Fortunately, I was right with my guess about the time. Especially this huge patch was capturing my attention. I started with a kind of an overview images, although it does not show the complete patch. Slowly going closer and closer to the tree, ending with an image of a small group among all the flowers.

I cloud have go even closer by using a macro lens. But, my aim was showing the beauty of the blue crosses ant not botanical details. Taking macro images is a completely different topic.

Now, even the blooming time of the yellow crocuses is over. In a few places with a lot of shadow you can still see one or another, but in general, you can only see the green leaves and the faded petals. Don’t worry, the next wave of spring flowers is already in the starting blocks. Today, I noticed the first grape hyacinths.

Take care!


10 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 190: “moving closer””

  1. A lovely study Andre, definitely shows the value of moving in closer, although your earlier images are beautiful as well. Here’s to spring’s arrival – and hurrah for the return to daylight savings time!

    1. Thanks, Tina. While the wider images are showing only a blue patch, the closer ones discovering what is really laying in front of the viewer. Both of them are entitled. Regarding Daylight savings time, unfortunately we still have them although the majority of people voted against it back in 2019. EU government gave it up and now the countries have already used years for negotiation although they should simply say ‘no more changing’. It’s so annoying. Saturday after next that weird thing starts for another round 😦 I could live with both settings, but I’m really suffering from the changes. To be honest, even the insurance reports show a noticeable peek of accidents during the 2 weeks after changing the time twice a years.

  2. Hi, Andre. What a wonderful series of images. I love the progression and the details and the colors. Lovely. We are still getting snow here, so I’m enjoying your spring flowers. 😀😀

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