While I didn’t get the effect I was hoping for, fate has granted this picture a floral, textural, whirly, fantasy feel that has something going for it. I don’t know if the perspective makes it dreamy or nightmarish, but I do like the way the colours work together and the sweeping of the grasses.
A landscape crop excluding the dark flowers below would be a more conventional approach and it’s easier to pick out the blur of the approaching bee. Alliums are irresistible to bees, even when they are little more than buds, as here.
The landscape crop directs the eye better. It’s less messy, but for me, less engaging, while the square crop draws me in, having a Through the Looking-Glass effect.
As July is perspectives month, courtesy of Becky, (who is sharing a wonderful trompe l’oeil today – or trample oil as the spellcheck would have it), I’m posting both crops. What’s your perspective?