Project 365 | Day 78 My Photographic Nemesis

For today I am posting what I refer to as my nemesis in photography.Octopus 3  I have been trying to photograph this cactus for many years and just have never been satisfied with the results.  I have shot it from every angle, during every season, and just don’t seem to capture the darn thing the way I see it.  I’ve tried just photographing parts of it, the whole thing, and sometimes I try putting in the background of another cactus.

Octopus 2

And yet again during this trip to Phipps Conservatory I have attempted to capture this cactus and I may have finally at least come close to what I’m looking for but still just not there.  I don’t know if it’s just the way the arms go in every direction and always seem to be in the wrong place or if it just doesn’t like having its picture taken.

I would love to hear your opinions on this cactus and let me know if you have any subject that just seems to elude you in your work.