Does She Love Me?

I thought about doing this shot all day today. I even drew a little picture and planned the lens, the location, the light everything. Then I got caught in delays on the freakin stupid frickin trains and almost missed the sunset light! So I rushed with my mum, who complained profusely, to pull apart loads of daisies for this. I really wanted to capture the petal falling to show that it is a classic, lovestuck fool doing 'she loves me, she loves me not', he has been doing it a long time, because it is evening and look at all those petals! :) There is no deep meaning to this, I am not pondering my crushes. I have an amazing girl, who I love very much, and I'm pretty sure she feels the same. Hence, the faceless, nameless subject :)


I couldn't decide on the colour treatment on this one or whether to post the B&W, so the colour versions are in the comments and follow the link if you would like to see it monochrome :D


According to shutterbug group rules, the setting used were as follows:

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 mkii

Focal length: Er, 50mm

Aperture: f/2.8

Shutter: 1/200

Iso: 200

Camera on Gorilla Pod low to the ground

  • David Killock 5y

    IMG_18961 copy2

    IMG_18961 copy1
  • Ronah Lee 5y

    I like the B&W...but I Love the color one!! Great shot David~!
  • Katie Morgason 5y

    gosh how would you ever choose between all these color versions
    i love you :)
  • Patti Jo Rak PRO 5y

    All the thought you put into this paid off!
    I love the creative and reflective nature of this photo!
  • steta ssx22 PRO 5y

  • Olly Coffey PRO 5y

    The colour of the first one in the comments suits it best.

    Great composition.
  • SILVIA O.G. PRO 5y

    Te felicitamos por esta magnífica foto vista en el grupo FOTOS PARA LEER, donde las fotos se disfrutan doblemente.
    We congratulate you on this magnificent photo seen our group PHOTOS TO READ, where the photos give double pleasure.

    Gracias por compartir :)
    Thank you for sharing :)
    Obrigado pela sua participação :)
  • Keith McInnes PRO 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ★★★Shutter Bug★★★, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Your photo has been selected as we like your style & think you might be able to contribute your shot to our group.

    We would also like it if you joined our group which is all about sharing tips, tricks & techniques with other photographers from all over the world.

    Please have a look at our numerous different posts with lots of information for different levels of photography, feel free to browse or add your own, & join us!

    Then go here to tell us where you are looking at us from!
    Welcome to Shutter Bug, where are you from?

    Or drop a post card shot of where you are from!
    A postcard of where you are from!

    Enjoy & thanks from the Shutter Bug group.
  • Kerstin Rüttgerodt PRO 5y

    Although this isbeautiful too, I prefer the b/w version.
  • Nicola Riley PRO 5y

    Love the colour and the story behind the photograph too.
  • Chris Thomas 5y

    Love how you composed this
  • loogaan. 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Unpopular but Perfect., and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • ~Blu 5y

    Excellent idea and completed work.
  • Fingerprints.of.God 5y

    Aw, this is so sweet. I do love how you caught the petal falling, it adds to the emotion of the picture.
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Taken on May 24, 2010
  • EF50mm f/1.8 II
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 50.0 mm
  • 1/200
  • 200
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
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