I've always been wierdly fascinated by cracked mud... which is a wierd thing to admit but yeah. lol. This is really great. I really appreciate photography that is mostly/totally natural elements... this has the "feel" of abstract art photography but the connective value of nature photography. *loves* Thanks for sharing this.
hmmm its hard to explain what it is about this photo that appeals to me. The colors are nice...but i would have to say it goes much deeper...i look at the shot and my heart strings are pulled abit. The fact that the mud is already so dead and cracked and grey..and the petals. lively and blood read against the drap color. The sad irony will be...the petals will now shrivel and die and add the the dead mud.
The cracked mud is out of this world, looks amazing and even more when making contrast with the bright red petals. For me, this photo is like broken dreams or a possibility that has passed by. Because if you wait too long, poppy [or any flower] will lose it's petals and then you might never have the possibility to see a similar one again. Great to see new work from you, alwaus thrilling to see your name on my watch list.
Interesting. I actually haven't heard of Armistice day before, we don't celebrate that day in Sweden. I chose the poppies because they were red, not because they are associated with that day. I agree though, it would've been quite fitting to submit this on November 11th.
I had a lot of other things in mind when i took this but that is what I really like about art, the freedom to interpret things your own way.
Thanks a lot for educating me and the great comment!