I recently read The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum and a big thing that stuck with me was that he often would photograph his landscapes with more of an abstract approach rather than simply documenting the details. Photography is not only a documentary medium but a powerful communicator which can be highly manipulated in order to translate the artist’s vision. I’m finding the biggest hill to climb at this point in my journey is refining my own vision for each and every photograph and situation and linking that vision with the best way to communicate it. It was with this train of thought that I took my macro lens outside to see what I could find. I think the final photograph of the series did the best at representing my vision of this particular flower.