Photo of the Week (9 May 2016)
This week’s photo is one that was taken at the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort & Spa while waiting to get started with some professional work, and it was kind of an accidental photo that turned out well.
My original intent to visit the resort was to take some video shots for use in potential videos that would be released in the run-up to the 2016 X2 Annual Conference. I was waiting for one of the hotel staff to take me to a display room where I could get some high quality interior video shots of the accommodations for guests. Anyways, I was standing and waiting, saw the pool of water in a large bucket and these lotus flowers emerging. So, I thought I would take a quick photo while waiting too. Luckily I did because I was soon whisked away to the room.
Overall, I’m very happy how this photo has turned out although it was on the spot and not really planned much beyond taking off a lens cap.
I particularly like how the bowl’s depth is demonstrated through the darkness of the water pool. Although the viewer is unable to see the full bucket, the darkness certainly implies the surprisingly deep depth of the bowl.
Another aspect that I personally find appealing is that the lotus flowers are somewhat layered in the photo, yet not only in colors but also their position in the bowl. The white flowers that are fully emerged, the grey lotus flowers partially submerged, and then the blackness that is the deep bowl full of water.
I do suppose that this image is also striking in color, but I don’t think it has quite the same nuances and feelings that come with the greyscale image.
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