Red, green and blue
Photographer David Perry has issued a modest challenge to the garden photographers under his tutelage:
Red, green and blue.
Take pictures focusing on each of these three colors. Not on shape or content or beauty. Just color.
Perry, who lives in Seattle, is a superb photographer who finds healing and calmness in the garden, and his photographs reflect the deep respect he has for that space.
(For a look at "red" and "green," keep reading.)
He claims no gardening expertise, but his blog, A Photographers Garden Blog, is a tribute to what he calls his "blue-collar love affair with gardening."
He says of his garden photography lessons that they are "a bit of shared expertise in the art of actively seeing ...and then capturing what one sees."
David Perry may still be a student in the garden, but he is a wonderful teacher behind the lens. Take a look at his work, and the work his "students" have posted on his blog.