Monday, October 24, 2011

Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest Entry::Oct. '11

This month's theme for the Gardening Gone Wild's Picture This Photo Contest is "Fill the Frame".

So, I've been thinkin' and thinkin' and thinkin' about pics that I have recently taken or want to take that will best represent me best in the contest, and I have decided that this one is just the one I want:

If you remember, I fell in love with this scene and had to go back a few days later to shoot it. I got there just as the morning sun was playing, dappling the flowers and the old plow with its rich, warm glow.

The fresh, hot pink blooms contrasted with the red-brown rust on the old time plow adds a yin and yang type balance to the picture, mixing the fresh, new, and delicate with the vintage, worn, and practical; the leading lines of spokes of the wheel (that go all the way to the edge of the frame) made my eye want to investigate every leaf and petal, including the reds of a neighboring plant in the background, fulfilling, in my mind, the concept of filling the whole frame.

I have added this pic to my fotofolio too, at

I hope that you have a terrific day today, filled with all of the beauty, sunlight, and wonder that one day can hold. ♥


  1. Hi Melody. You really have a pretty composition. Your wagon wheel really goes corner to corner and it is a nice play of unexpected textures. I like the interest too with having two different pink plants.

  2. Fun! Very enjoyable composition, and I agree, the lighting is perfect. Good luck!

  3. Thanks to you both! I enjoyed visiting both of your blogs, and the pics are lovely there! :)