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Tales From My Garden: Explosion

Tales From My Garden: Explosion

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Apr 2009, 02:41
I see you have special access to the latest telescope technology, VZ, and am delighted that you are sharing this image of a previously unrecorded galaxy with us.

I have long been fascinated by my idea that our model of the Universe is basically just a huge fractal image, endlessly repeated as we zoom in or out...this gorgeous shot from your garden supports the idea.
vz-nostalgia: Oh my, what a brilliant analogy, Ray. smile Your thought reminded me the very end of Tarkovsky's "Solaris", when he seamlessly zooms out from a little flower in teh field to the Earth being a little dot among millions of stars in our galactic.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 03:48
nicely done vik
vz-nostalgia: Only if you insist, doc. smile
Lovely, I like the toning very much!
vz-nostalgia: Looks like I'm not a bad toner afterall, Ms. Gina. smile
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 24 Apr 2009, 07:17
vz-nostalgia: I loved Ray's idea as well. He always comes up with crazy stuff. smile
Any garden is amazing, Ms. Eliza, if one can see, not only look. smile
  • manofkent
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Apr 2009, 08:19
Just found your portfolio,thanks for sharing i will visit when I need inspiration or just the pleasure
vz-nostalgia: Any time, Mr. Man of Kent. The best part is it's free of charge. smile
vz-nostalgia: Were looking in the mirror, when you said this, Ms. Stef? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Apr 2009, 11:17
Springing flowers, "fluttering and dancing in the breeze", "tossing their heads in sprighttly dance", yes, you are right: a kind of "explosion" overnight, surprising,obviously unexpected, an image of lively, vivid, powerful, strong living and growing, a slightly elitair look while considering the morbid colour, but I very like it.
It reminds me a bit of the legendary "zwarte tulp/black tulip" I recently saw in Holland, with a touch of luxury and decadence!
vz-nostalgia: "a touch of luxury and decadence"... I love this line, Ms. Philine. With you permission I'd like to explore this topic in my future posts.
This is beautiful. Gorgeous tones
vz-nostalgia: I won't argue with you, Ms. Liz on any of the two statements. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 12:47
The hint of purple made me think immediately of a bridal bouquet, Viktor. Don't ask me why! smile
vz-nostalgia: Oh, now I have to ask. Why, Ginnie? smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 24 Apr 2009, 13:01
Gorgeous macro
vz-nostalgia: Next time I'll try to come up with macrous gorgeo, Ms. Aussie. smile
love it!
vz-nostalgia: you're welcome, Rafael. smile
i wish i had a garden.
vz-nostalgia: you will, if you really want to, Ms. Toun. smile
  • Dale Brackeen
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2009, 14:37
You know some may see this "explosion" as a sign of great things to come. Personally it signifies the beginning of a period of irritation, congestion, and sinus pressure. It is the big bang of allergy season. Minus that it is a striking image.
vz-nostalgia: what world came up to, Dale. Some enjoy this violent blooming in Atlanta in spring, while others fear it as a torture time. smile Some voluntarily pay money for Christina Aguilera's albums, others use them as a tool of torture for folks in Guantanamo. smile
Love the tones in this VZ. A welcome change. Nice one.
vz-nostalgia: a change from what to what, Ron? smile
How could those beautiful little inoffensive pollen bits be so DEADLY?
vz-nostalgia: I know only of three places on earth where you will never have a single case of allergy, Gartho: teh Sahara Desert and two Poles- North and South. Wanna move? smile
it looks like a predator. Fine warm tone
vz-nostalgia: wow, totally unexpected take on an innocent rose, Ms. Jamoula. smile
great tone Victor and a real beautiful image mateysmile enjoy the weekend.
vz-nostalgia: I surely will, Tim... in the office. smile
Liking this a lot, the mono concentrates your view on the sharp bitssmile
vz-nostalgia: Actually, a color version wasn't that bad, Nig, but it was too pinkie for me. smile
Ah ah ah. Grazie
vz-nostalgia: Oh oh oh. Prego. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Apr 2009, 12:20
Utterlycharming - & slightly menacing Vik: you clever person. Love the colour
vz-nostalgia: you are one of the very few who noticed that side of my personality, Chris. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 26 Apr 2009, 14:42
...and later that night the whispering skin of the wind was touched by the unbearable gentleness of silent fingers.
vz-nostalgia: ...and divine music was flowing from the strings of the wind through the darkness of night. smile
My first thought was...Alien, the movie. I like how you have centered this, and the treatment and light are really good to
vz-nostalgia: Gosh, Aksel. Why Alien? smileIt would never occur to me to draw the parallel. smile
great tones and depth of field is again superb, draws you into the picture
vz-nostalgia: I'm a skillful toner, as well as a DOFer, Derek. smile
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Apr 2009, 00:16
The toning works here
vz-nostalgia: I'd shoot myself, if it didn't, atunbi. smile
O miolo da flor é delicado...
A explosão é intensa.
Linda foto.
vz-nostalgia: From my personal experience, the more delicate the flower, the more intensive the explosion. I can confirm this, Ms. Selena. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2009, 03:32
This has a vaguely astronomical feel to it. Well done and different enough for a flower shot to be interesting!
vz-nostalgia: With every shot it's getting harder photographing flowers, Martin- it all has been done already. smile
I like the soft focus here Viktor smile
vz-nostalgia: A soft focus usually comes from a soft photographer, Ms. Pam. smile
  • Nastia
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2009, 19:13
It's beautiful! What is it? I mean, what flower?
vz-nostalgia: Well, hello there, Anastasia.
That's a certain type of a rose. A very tender plant.
Una verdadera delicia y el virado sensacional.
vz-nostalgia: with my great pleasure, Enric. smile One day I'll do an encore. smile
Wow, makes me feel like Thumbelina...
vz-nostalgia: now I know who slept in this little boat. smile
It took you a while to admit it, Nadia. smile
  • claude
  • France
  • 7 May 2009, 21:54
Really splendid, congrats!
vz-nostalgia: you're very welcome, Claude.
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