I attempted an urban family scene, but…
“Yech!” That’s what I thought when I looked at my submitted image the morning after. Too crowded, too many proportional problems…it’s an awful feeling when you’re ashamed of your own work. But I found that when I covered the central figures with my hand, it was much more appealing.
I played with what I had and photoshopped a more simple image, which allows a cleaner read of the relationship between the sunflower and the sparkler.
I always associate sunflowers with summer, and they’ve been on my mind as I daily sprinkle water on our containers of sunflower seedlings (the darn critters eat every one if I start them in the ground). And I’ve always admired plants growing on fire escapes. Now I wish there were more plants in this image. Maybe a pot of tomatoes and some herbs?
Anyway, I like the idea of a sunflower reaching to face the sparkler as much as he does the sun.
The cool gallery of images is here, winners are posted separate. See the flag motif in the pretty image by Gilbert Ford (#26)?