11 thoughts on “Garden of Earthly Delights

  1. Here’s a great example of how color helps a shot. This needed color and got quite a bit of it. Gardens are color, “The Last Picture Show” is B&W … On the downside, I don’t think my body ever permitted me to move like those folks … even in the 3rd grade. Look for a surprise re: the abandoned bike shot …

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    • I wonder how much the title of a piece influences our expectations? “Garden of Earthly Delight” seems to me to demand color. But what if it were titled “Frozen” or “Cadavers” or some such? Would a colder title cater to a less colorful version?

      I thought it was you who taught me the sly trick of pretending to crumble and give way so the girl would come crashing down into your arms? 🙂

      In the abandoned bike shot I came very close to publicly asking you for a flash fiction. 😀

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  2. I think you’re correct that a title does have influence …

    But, you did capture a garden of delights sans flowers … you saw the metallic pants blossoming in anticipation of “fertilization,” the short-shorts off to the right also inviting … the rose red t-shirt (a hibiscus in full bloom) … the colors of the blankets (fallen petals) and of course, the blossoms in the forefront cleverly disguised as paraphernalia.

    I don’t know what can be said about the guy off to the left of the photo, with his head “buried rooting.”

    Aah … gardening … I used to tend my 5 perennial gardens very often as naked as the blooms they were producing. Of course, that was many years and several bodies passed!

    BTW … I can’t recall ever “crumbling and giving way” … musta been Cobb. with that life lesson.

    The bike is evocative and a challenge with which I plan to push some limits. Patience, Dung Hopper!

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  3. Nice! So glad you’re paying attention to color and form wherever found. And suppose you were the ONLY photographer that day to record the monumental gymnastics. No no!! I would forever hold that you did a great deal for each other.

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