Photography of Roy Thoman

The Insistent Leaf

Sometimes, when I take photographs, I have a specific purpose in mind. There is some sort of event or place that I set out to photograph. Sometimes, a subject will speak to me; it will demand that I photograph it. Mostly because it is bathed in awesome light and has some incredible shadows. Sometimes, I haven’t photographed anything for a while and my addiction can no longer fight the urge to photograph something. The other day my craving to photograph something had reached it’s boiling point. Just at that moment a leaf on a vine growing on my fence spoke to me. It was back-lit by the early evening sun. The light had created some interesting shadows along the veins of the leaf. It was literally begging me to photograph it. So I grabbed my camera and off I went to the back yard to photograph this insistent leaf. As I took some photos of the leaf, I heard the pleas of some of the other plants. They too wished to be photographed. Not wanting to offend my other plants, I photographed them as well. My plants and my cravings were satisfied, for now.

4 responses

  1. Beautiful. Do you suppose the leaves know how beautiful they are? 😉


    December 1, 2018 at 8:55 pm

  2. Thanks Gallivanta! Yes I’m pretty sure they know that they are very beautiful.


    December 2, 2018 at 9:40 pm

  3. Fabulous gallery! You have a great eye for lighting and composition. 🙂


    December 2, 2018 at 10:04 pm

  4. Thank you Frank! If anyone is interested in checking out an awesome photographers work, you should check out Frank King Photos!


    December 3, 2018 at 9:25 am

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