© Barrie Dale 2014 All rights reserved
I photograph natural forms because I find it fulfilling. They stimulate in me a wide range of emotions, and I find them neither limited nor limiting. They resonate with the themes of great art, and with the rhythms of life itself. They achieve their impact with simplicity and without pretension; the appropriate response is humility. They have been here a long time, have seen and survived much. One can feel only optimistic in their presence.
In the flowers of Elder (Sambucus nigra) the anthers are almost as prominent as the petals. So you have to decide which of them is to be dominant.