Is this picture perfect? Some people think that the background is a distraction. You can see some greenery and bricks. Other people may question the flower’s colors. They’ve seen nicer colors. A few people would add that it is in the center, thereby ignoring the “rule of thirds.” None would say it’s a perfect photo.

The good news is that it was never meant to be. I have no idea what a perfect photo is, since I’ve never seen one. Every photo that I’veĀ ever seen, including those by such famous photographers as Ansel Adams, has been criticized in some way.

I happen to like this flower. That’s all. If you do, great. If you don’t, sorry.

Perfection is truly in the eye of the cynic. It doesn’t exist, so try less hard to find it.