Innocence of Admiration

“There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Innocence of Admiration

Innocence of Admiration

ss 1/640 f 5.6 ISO 400  60mm macro

white backdrop, natural light, direct light, – full sun, manual settings, manual focus

You guessed it! The Gerber Daisy represents innocence in the Victorian language of flowers. To see the monochromatic edition of this flower, visit my Thursday post on Monochromia.  I would love to hear which you prefer – color or black and white. I look forward to your thoughts!

Have a fabulous weekend!

24 thoughts on “Innocence of Admiration

  1. Hi Robyn! I felt sure that this was going to be a no-brainer, that I was obviously going to prefer the colour version, but when I looked at the mono one I wasn’t so sure – I love the shapes and textures. But, overall, I do think I have to go with the colour version, because colour is such a vital part of this particular subject that, for me, it can’t be dismissed.

    Your composition here is very good. Upper right, with just a faint grey trace of the stem – so the bloom is not just hanging there in white space – works very well. Adrian

  2. There is an innocence in true admiration, Robyn; I’d just never thought of it that way.
    The common flip-side is “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” but that is more about the artist instead of the one admiring the art.
    Thank you for another thought-provoking quote with a picture of a perfect accompanying flower. Beautiful.

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