One of the subjects that I like to shoot often are flowers. That sounds awfully girly, but I like them for the same reasons I like shooting landscapes and people with pink hair and architecture and crazy dudes walking down Park Avenue in a bunny suit - because something about them catches my eye. Sometimes it's the color, sometimes it's the texture, sometimes it's the novelty, and sometimes it's the juxtaposition of modern and ancient, like an office building in the same shot as a Roman ruin. With this image, it was the bright yellow of the flowers contrasting with the muted colors of the windows, flowerpots, and bricks surrounding them.
I took this while we were exploring in Bruges in 2006 on our annual Thanksgiving weekend trip to Europe. Bruges is a really romantic and lovely city - lots of old brick streets, beautiful buildings, and many, many chocolatiers. Of course, because of that, pretty much all of our friends and family got Belgian chocolate for Christmas that year!
More photos from Belgium here, and more will be added soon. We're moving our photo archives from all of their many disparate storage locations to a centralized 1TB shared drive, and finding lots of photos that we thought we had lost. I'll be sure to share them with you soon.