Jul 24, 2011

Photo of the Week - Globe Thistle

This week's photo is Globe Thistle that was taken at the wildlife sanctuary Hall's Pond in Brookline, near Boston. The floral photograph was part of my project to capture the beauty of Wildlife Sanctuary Hall's Pond in Brookline through a whole year. I went to the sanctuary at least once a week to document the changes within each season. Hall's Pond is an amazing place that provides diverse flora and fauna in the middle of the city. On this summer morning I got up early to visit the pond; Great Blue Heron was in his usual spot, so was a Black Crowned Night Heron. A Cormorant was on the hunt for its breakfast and red winged blackbirds were singing along. I walked along the boardwalk enjoying the place all to myself and at my final stop in the formal garden I discovered the globe thistles in full bloom. My goal was to create a floral abstract where some of the flowers were in focus while the remaining ones fell out of focus. I zoomed in close on the flowers and set a large enough aperture to provide me with the desired depth of field. The overcast sky provided perfect lighting conditions that combined with a polarizing filter saturated colors and eliminated any distracting glare. The globe thistle photograph is one of my favorite photos from this project because of its abstract quality and freshness.

Starting today each photography print and canvas of this magenta rose photo is discounted and on sale at Fine Art America throughout the week of 24 July 2011.



  1. Wow great post Juergen and a beautiful shot. Love that colour just magic. Regards Coral.

  2. Thank you so much for commenting on my globe thistle flower macro photography Coral ... always enjoy the positive feedback. This flower photo is currently on the cover on a local course catalog and it's great to see your image all over town ... glad you like it too!