One of the things I like most about photography is the simple pleasure of photos being eye candy. So let's reflect on candy for just a moment. Sour Patch Kids (one of my favorite candies), small as they may be, pack a lot of sensory punch. They are very sour at first, making your tongue salivate immediately upon placing them in your mouth. When you first have that candy on your tongue, you notice the bumpy texture of those little white bits that cover each Kid. Then after a short while, the candy loses its sourness, and becomes a sweet little burst of fruit flavor. And the texture is no longer grainy, but a noticeable smooth and gummy. Much like a Sour Patch Kid, photographs are multi-layered. The colors, the contrast from foreground to background, the flare, the bokeh...it's all like a sensory explosion for the eye.
My photograph and this one from Marvett Smith are pure eye candy to my view. There is so much happening in each of these nature photos. So many layers. You just have to spend some time paying attention. Just like when you eat Sour Patch Kids.
blossoms by Marvett Smith
Meghan (candy lover) of Life Refocused