March 1, 2014

Reynoso Art: Whimsy – Portrait of a Purple Iris

Pamela Reynoso
photo of a purple Iris
Whimsy © 2014 Pamela Reynoso

I named this photo of the Iris “Whimsy” because the tilt of the bloom gave it an off-kilter yet still elegant appearance. I often say that photographing flowers is a lot like photographing people – they each have a distinctive presence and petals and skin share similarities in terms of how they reflect light.  

You will notice that this flower, though elegant, is not perfect. One petal is both torn and  has a slight bruise. I left them as they are purposely. Life is not perfect, people aren’t perfect, but imperfection does not mean there is an absence of beauty. Not at all.

Pamela Reynoso


Pamela is a big city loving fine art photographer who enjoys various genres of photography, especially macro work. She lives in Cleveland, TN with her high school sweetheart and husband, Rondall, and their five children. She can usually be bribed with homemade peanut butter cookies.

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