Wild Water Lily

Water Lily

Wild Water Lilies usually leave a photographer with minimal options for composition. Which is probably why I like them. Less choices.

These lilies were shot in a large back pond in Hartford’s Cedar Hill Cemetery.  The only options I had were to stand, bend, or lean a little to the side. I was not lying down (too hard to get back up gracefully at my age) or walking in the water.

Wild Water Lily
Wild Water Lily
Wild Water Lily
Wild Water Lily

With luck photos of white lilies will have the right exposure. More often the white petals need to be darkened a shade during processing / developing.  Out of these shots one did need a bit of shading. But which one?

Answer…. the last photo. It brought out a slight tint that was visible to the eye, but a camera sensor is not as good at subtle shifts in color.