Imperfect Photos

…Or more appropriate-imperfect subjects.

I have a client who doesn’t like photos of flowers, landscapes or nature that have such things as dying leaves or petals in them.



He wants the perfect photo, and he proceeds to show me examples on the internet of what he is talking about.

So the sunflower to the right, taken late in the summer, when the sunflowers were past peak, would not be to his liking. I even titled the photo in “honor” of my client.









So I write this blog pointing out my imperfect subjects which I will keep on photographing because, hey, nothing is really perfect, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

My favorite season is upon us now and my next few blogs will be about Autumn colors. If you think about it, Fall is all about photographing dying leaves as you can see from the photo on the left. The spectacular colors we get are often dead or dying leaves, preparing to drop, so life can begin anew in the Spring.

Early Autumn

Early Autumn

So enjoy my flawed subjects because I enjoy photographing them. They deserve the limelight this week and every week to remind us how imperfect nature is and how we still can appreciate that imperfection.

Let me know your thoughts on this subject, and guess what my client would say was flawed  about the subject below., and do you agree?

River's Bend

River’s Bend

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Up next week, I am blogging on Downton Abbey.

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook-, my purchase site- or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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6 Responses to Imperfect Photos

  1. Beth says:

    I’m guessing your client wouldn’t like the small area of dead branches in the high center of the photo.
    We all have our ideas about what we like but I find Autumn Leaves a fabulous photo.
    As always, thanks for sharing your photos.

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  2. Linda Winkler says:

    I love your “flawed” photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nature simply isn’t perfect. If it was, then all humans would be perfect and we all would be the same. The beauty lies in the differences and therefore in the imperfections. If you have a perfect flower, waterfall, landscape, etc. aren’t they artificial? I think every image needs something imperfect to show it’s still natural. I know some photographers like to take still lives of various things they find swept up on shore for example or leaves lying around etc – and they spend a tremendous amount of time arranging things so the image is perfect to their eye. But these are arranged – not natural anymore. If I take such still lives, I generally leave things as they are as they resemble the natural world. I love imperfection as long as it doesn’t detract from the main subject.


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