GRADE : HONOURS
It took a while but I got there with the title in the end. It works well and I like the composition but the chopped off leaf lets it down for me at least. If you look at Blossfeldt you see that his images are even simpler than this and would have (literally) cut it off at the stem and so omit the leaf all together. I’m pretty tempted to not accept this image so that you can go back and play with it some more but then as a set up it would be hard to recreate in post so probably not fair. So I’m giving it honours despite my misgivings re the leaf.
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