Hiding in plain sight within Olbrich Gardens stands this tall urn. Though it’s framed by the entrance of the rose tower, it can still go unnoticed. Must admit, that I’ve overlooked it while searching for flowers in full bloom just feet from it. One summer evening it just kinda jumped out at me (metaphorically speaking of course).
Growing behind the urn, a row of Arbor vitaes help to block out the harsh light of the summer sun. They also provided a lush, green background. In contrast, the warm colors and massive shape of the terra cotta urn make it pop forward in the photo.
Typically, I find photos that are symmetrically balanced by the object of interest sitting dead center to be rather boring. Here though, it works for me. I think it’s the vine-like plants crawling up the urn’s walls soften what could be a static composition. I intentionally kept a warm color cast to the image to better reflect the peacefulness of the early evening setting.