I realised recently how ephemeral much of my subject matter is. This is perhaps, one of the genii of photography when it is used to create documents. The photography of Atget in particular was an attempt to document a disappearing world (in his case, an ancient Paris which was being redeveloped). While one would not usually include architecture or constructions as ephemera, they are as subject to passing as anything else. This occurred to me as I passed a site where a building had recently been torn down, presumably to make way for a new development.
I took this photograph of a flower in the Prague botanical gardens. Already, the light which was captured as I took this image has now dissipated. The flower too will soon pass. All that will remain – for some time longer – are the electrons which form this image and the subtle chemistry which retains it in my mind.
I don’t normally post images of flowers, or macros, but I consider this to be neither, more a simple abstract composition in red and green. I like the way the lens draws, in this case with a +3 close up filter.
PS: I’m not comparing myself to Atget, in case that occurs to anyone.