She had her first camera for only three days when she took this beautiful photo, says Fredalaine Harmse from Hopefield.
“I took this photo at the Arnelia flower farm on Hopefield where they plant the Geraldton Wax, an Australian flowering plant, for the overseas market. The seasonal workers in their red and green clothes were picking the flowers for packaging and were not shy for the camera. I literally hid between the flowers for an unposed shot of the workers. I take my hat off to them. It’s really hard to work under the hot West Coast sun.” The woman in red immediately draws the eye and stands out against all the green around her. While your eye enjoys the colour, it’s not long before you see the strain on her face. Because the sun is shining from behind her from the side, it contrasts her facial features even more and you can see the effort required to carry the flowers. Because Fredelaine took the photo with a high focal length you lose some perspective of the environment.
It causes the fore- and background to be layered rather than in focus. It simplifies the photo and you get rid of superfluous detail.
Canon EOS 1200D; Canon EF-S55250 mm-f/4-5,6 lens on 250 mm; 1/400 of a second; f7,1; ISO 200.