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Wildness of roses | by Andrzej Kocot
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Wildness of roses



Understand the photo


1 July 2018, I have new lenses for over two months and I don't have time to photograph them. It is late afternoon, we are coming home from parents (about 200 km). We are a bit running away from the impending storm (then it turns out that the airport in Pyrzowice has flooded). I asked my wife that we were going through Jura along the way.


I stopped at the Castle in Mirów - quite gloomy, low clouds but somehow so quiet as if waiting for something, my wife says that she is not walking because it is cold, she stayed in the parking lot and reads a book in the car. I approach the 30 m car park, go behind the raised wooden railing and look - what to do here I don't really have an idea.

I remember Mirów a few dozen years ago from a school trip with which I came here and to the ruins of the Bobolice castle nearby. I remember running around the hills among the ruins of the castle and how joyful it was.


I noticed bushes of wild roses and I think gloomily but that's the only invigorating element of this situation. I set the tripod on a slope (I mounted the tripod head camera in the open trunk of the car) - I have no practice, I shoot so little, finally something must be done. The new lens with the MFT 12mm f / 2.8 focal length, all they write about it is good and they recommend it, and I still don't know if I did it well, spending a lot of money on maybe a fad. I take a few photos, some people around the castle - I look forward to the moment when no one passes by it - ready. Later I went closer to the castle, took maybe 20-30 photos and I get back to the car. To this day, from this session I find such photos in them.


Looking at the photo I have the feeling of waiting for something that is to come inevitably - such a calm before the storm.


Ask for everything that interested you in this composition and what you want to understand and learn, and I will try to share my thoughts and tips as they are at the moment, so that every next photo (and mine and yours) will have a better chance.

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Taken on July 1, 2018