When you are just starting out in photography, nature is a great subject. There is such a variety of details and subject matter to choose from… and there are no moving kids or self-conscious people to deal with, which is nice too. This was one of my very first explorations into photography as something more than capturing moments in time. It was inspired by a gallery I had visited while in Alabama. No idea of the artist’s name, but she had done a ton of extremely up-close floral shots. It created a very abstract look. This isn’t quite that, but it was the beginning for me.