Lotus, Mount Kisco, New York by Edward Steichen (1915)

The image “Lotus, Mount Kisco, New York” is a photograph captured by Edward Steichen in 1915. This image is a black and white photograph showcasing a close-up of a lotus flower. The photo displays the flower in sharp detail against a contrasting backdrop, highlighting the delicate texture of its petals and the intricate details of its center.

The composition of the image draws the viewer’s attention to the flower’s symmetrical beauty. The interplay of light and shadow creates depth, emphasizing the contours and form of the lotus. The backdrop appears dark, which further accentuates the brightness and purity of the flower, offering a sense of serenity and calm often associated with lotuses. Despite being over a century old, the photograph possesses a timeless quality that captures the essence of the lotus flower’s elegance.

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