GGW’s June Picture This Photo Contest Entry

Sometimes "simple" appeals the most...

For this month’s Gardening Gone Wild Picture This Contest, we are encouraged to submit our favourite gardening photo creation.  While it would be impossible to choose a “best photo ever taken” from the hundreds that please me, this bright red petunia would be one of my faves.

I chose this shot because I was happy to be able to capture the true, velvety red of this bloom — those who use digital cameras know how difficult it is to capture those bright reds and pinks authentically.  The simple background of sky and trees that is thrown out of focus makes a nice contrast, I think.  I guess I just like the simple composition.

I encourage you all to check out the amazing entries at GGW’s site — I don’t envy the judge’s task.  Good luck to all!