Project Athena - Day 7 (Negative Space)

Perspective is Everything.

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
— Buddha

This beautiful, purple thistle flower was facing away from my lens and I found myself dejected by its lack of cooperation. I could have walked away believing I had no shot here but in this case, fortunately, I can be stubborn when I want something. I quickly realized that if i was willing to risk feeling a little prickling sensation, I could take hold of the thorny stem and twist it to make the flower face the direction I wanted. Hmmm.....Life?

The Great Western Sugar Plant, Loveland, CO

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 55mm • F/36 • 1/80s • ISO 200