A couple days ago, I was visiting my mom, and couldn’t help notice she had a couple cacti in bloom in her yard. Seemed out of place for late October, but it has been warm, and I’m sure she waters them from time to time. One flower was within reach and photogenic, but I wanted a different approach. There was no way for me to get behind this one, so I shot it like a selfie. In a couple frames it was a selfie. I was composing by just looking at the shadow of the flower across the lens, then realized I had to duck while maintaining the composition. I suppose I could have set up a wireless card and a tablet, but that seemed like too much effort. I got this shot without having to delete a bunch.
This is the photo that Leanne Cole has placed on this week’s Monochrome Madness. You can check out her website to see other’s contributions and instructions to join in.