This is titled "PEPPER No.30" By Edward Weston, in 1930's, it's just an unusual shaped bell pepper, but he turned it into Modern Abstract Art, he worked for a week just shooting peppers. To quote Weston, he said , "It is classic, completely satisfying,-----a pepper-----but more than a pepper: abstract, in that it is completely outside subject matter. It has no psychological attributes , no human emotions are aroused: this new pepper takes one beyond the world we know in the conscious mind, this one take one into an inner reality----the absolute-----with clear understanding, a mystic revealment. This is the "significant presentation" that I mean, the presentation through one's intuitive self, SEEING "through one's eye, not with them"; the visionary.
In my opinion this is what I feel is lacking in today's teaching of photography, it seems to be about teaching about the gear and the software, but not about the ability to see the images before you take it in one's mind, most of the great photographers understood this, Ansel Adams, would wait for hours for the shot that he had in his mind, before taking it.
IT'S JUST A PEPPER ??
Took this images donkey years ago while in Vietnam with my Nikon film camera and a 205mm lens, not very sharp at all, but I still liked it
There's nothing like a walk around the ponds in July in SC with a 103° heat index with a camera, but, there is the reward of a up and personal meeting with a Wood Stork !
I only shoot what my Mind's Eye sees