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photoblog image Tales From My Garden: Three Phases Of Life

Tales From My Garden: Three Phases Of Life

...three phases of life: a bud, a flower, and a fruit.

Tales From My Garden: Three Phases Of Life

...three phases of life: a bud, a flower, and a fruit.

comments (19)

Ho wow .... Nice color ! It's soft and very beautiful. Great photograph !
vz-nostalgia: smile I guess you meant to say "nice no color", Ms. Sophie. smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 6 Mar 2009, 01:46
It's the cycle of nature right there in one frame. Well done!
vz-nostalgia: Well, to finish the cicle of nature, Larry, I would need to add a fourth phase. Or this would be a first stage of death then, which some refer to as a transformation, while others call it a compost? smile
An unusual look with the relatively low contrast. What did you do?
vz-nostalgia: hmmm... what did I do... I took the picture, Nig. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Mar 2009, 07:44
It's all happening Vik: later it will happen more & more
vz-nostalgia: i'm puzzled with your thought, Chris. Would you like to expand a bit, please? smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Mar 2009, 10:01
This is very pleasing to the eye Viktor - I love the low contrast, general softness and the square format.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: smile you just described me, Ingrid. That's how I feel at the moment- in low contrast, non-confrontational... in general softness, so to speak. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Mar 2009, 10:58
vz-nostalgia: I must assure you that the plant is real, Ms. Philine. It is called "heavenly bamboo" and it grows in my front yard. You'll see quite a few photographs of it in the future, as it's very picturesque, especially after the rain.
Life and death are mutually exclusive concepts, Ms. Philine. You are either alive or you are dead, (unless you are a religious person and see death as a continuation of the journey). smile
Truly a lesson of life...A fantastic picture,Viktor.
Happy weekend.smile
vz-nostalgia: I'm glad you learned your lesson, Ms. Isabel smile
A nice tonal range for this VZ..and of course the reminder of spring. Good one.
vz-nostalgia: smile For us in Atlanta it's not a reminder, for us spring is already here, Ron. smile
vz-nostalgia: hey, hey... are you saying you are a fatalist, floating down the stream of life? ("nothing is the way I expect it to be and there's not much I can do"wink.

As I mentioned to Ms. Philine, death is not another phase of life, but the first phase of something else, a journey to the unknown for a religious person, or a journey through the compost for an atheist and a lover of Baudelaire's dark poetry. smile
I looked at this this morning and thought no. It's flat and lacks something. Now I'm looking at it again and it's the evening and I still find it a bit flat but it is a gentle image and it shows how clever mother nature is.
vz-nostalgia: if to trust Thomas Friedman's recent bestseller, then the woldrd is flat and I fit right in, Bill. smile What do you mean by "clever mother nature"? Do you mean nature is like a woman who has a grown up kid, a toddler, a baby, and walking pregnant again? smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 7 Mar 2009, 03:21
Nice details. Looks promising for Spring! Lots of buds.
vz-nostalgia: till the first frost, Ms. Laurie. One beautiful frosty morning and they all be dead. smile
very nice

cheers
Rob
vz-nostalgia: what exactly do you find nice in here, Rob?
Here I like the tonality, the use of monochrome to accentuate the DOF as well as the myriad of opposing pieces in the puzzle, with the one element breaking out of its shackles and becoming a flower. Now one might have given that about 5% actual saturation to highlight it, but as is it's a nice study of chaos and serenity all mixed up in the one image.
cheers
Rob
vz-nostalgia: I like your thinking now, Rob. "Nice shot" type comments don't fly on Nostalgia. I need to know why it's nice. smile
Whoa, what's all this talk about death? Again?
This is very soft- sort of a change. Good one.
vz-nostalgia: I don't know, Ms. Jamoula. Somehow the conversation switched back to death again. smile
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2009, 15:40
The post-processing is definitely growing on me, this is something new! I wonder how it looks in color?
vz-nostalgia: smile Well, I can tell you how it looks in color, Ms. Mia: the leaves are green, the buds are white and the fruit is yellow. smile
  • Regis
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Mar 2009, 16:26
excellent shot.
depth is perfect.
And softness makes it a pleasure for the eye.
vz-nostalgia: perfect depth? in a literal of a figurative sense, Regis? smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Mar 2009, 20:07
Life is a sad event from certain angles. Considering life and death - can something exist in limbo or will only the two attributes - growing and dying apply? Two stages of life therefor. Considering hibernation, bears, frogs, lung fish - there may be a 3rd stage - limbo - for them.

Life and death is like a hit or a miss. You will have the one, but not the other at one moment in time. The sad angle to life is that when you start living you are on your way to death.

Which brings me to a tongue in the cheek saying: "In life, you can only be sure of death and motherhood"
vz-nostalgia: Life is a gift from any angle, Louis. smile And hibernation is not a stage, it's a state of mind. smile
Life and death are two sides of a coin, together but always separate. smile
"death and motherhood"? In America folks like to quote Benjamin Franklin "in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes" smile
  • Regis
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Mar 2009, 09:16
A literal sensesmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Mar 2009, 19:43
vz-nostalgia: I see. Mr. Franklin screwed up big time by not mentioning the motherhood thingy in his famous phrase. smile
By stating that hibernation is a state of mind I didn't have animals in mind, Louis. LOL.
Life is a gift, and most given gifts are usually useless. smile
You are at your most dark philosophical moods today. smile
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