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photoblog image Tales From My Garden:  Dans Le Jardin De La Mort

Tales From My Garden: Dans Le Jardin De La Mort

(In The Garden of Death)

Tales From My Garden: Dans Le Jardin De La Mort

(In The Garden of Death)

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Impressive colors!
vz-nostalgia: Is that all you find impressive here, Remi? smile Don't you feel the spirit of Baudelaire breathing right behind you? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Apr 2010, 04:23
vz-nostalgia: My appreciation of color has never been sharper, Ray, maybe precisely because of my love for b&w photography. smile
"In The Garden Of Life" will be a sequel to the "In The Garden Of Death". I'm working on it. As we discussed earlier, the topic of death in nature is quite different from teh topic of death in the human society, even though in a global sense we, humans, are a part of nature. Death is nature doesn't have that negative tragic charge and for the most part bears an aesthetic beauty in it. So, neither half-full nor half-empty is my glass. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Apr 2010, 07:56
Skewered by dark forces Vik
vz-nostalgia: ...and there is no escape. smile
Your garden is so full of colour, life will be reborn in this decay, so it will be no longer the garden of death smile
vz-nostalgia: I'm a watcher, Ms. Linda, a spectator. Every season I watch as death takes over the life, and the life defeats death once again, as if a never ending play unfolds in front of me. The actors come and go, but the play remains the same throughout the years. smile
  • Marion
  • Ireland
  • 27 Apr 2010, 16:59
Very beautiful textures in this shot!!
vz-nostalgia: Hardly anything beats Natura Morta in terms of beauty of textures and colors, Marion.
supersturated decay Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: That's how Ms. Nature likes it, I suppose, Bill. smile
Cooked..but very effective VZ.Love the colour.
vz-nostalgia: smile
Ron: Cooked..but very effective
VZ: I'm a connoisseur of all things gourmet, Ron. smile
Doesn't seem like a garden of death at all with so much vivid colours, but you have a way of seeing things smile. I would call this shot " Nailed nature"
vz-nostalgia: :
Delia: Doesn't seem like a garden of death... with so much vivid colours...
VZ: Is blood, dripping from the cut wrists, not of a vivid color, Ms. Delia?

Delia: I would call this shot " Nailed nature".
VZ: I'm sure you would, as this is the first thing that comes to mind. smile
  • Zhen
  • Australia
  • 28 Apr 2010, 01:27
it's okay the full moon is in can afford to be

you have a fantastic garden by the way, i'm positively envious. there you go, some POSITIVITY.
vz-nostalgia: smile
I can afford to be dark, moon or no moon, Ms. Zhen. smile
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 28 Apr 2010, 04:05
After a whole week and you're still horny, Viktor? Snap out of it! smile

This one is a bit too graphic, I think. smile Good composition, I should add. smile

(I hope you are sitting tight and don't fall off the chair laughing again...)
vz-nostalgia: smile
Ti: After a whole week and you're still horny...
VZ: I guess it's time to call a doctor. smile They say four hours is a limit. smile
Très jolies couleurs et textures, j'aime aussi beaucoup le cadrage.
vz-nostalgia: Who is A in "A+Val", Ms. Valerie, and why I don't hear from him/her?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Apr 2010, 07:25
With a little bit of positive thinking you can turn it into Plaisier du Jardin. A sign at the gate: $10 only, photo opportunities inside.

Soon your garden will be alive with photographers and you can serve them something like tea, coffee or brandy and pocket some more.
vz-nostalgia: You sound like a true entrepreneur, Louis. If I had a fraction of your business skills, I'd be a millionaire long time ago. smile
  • Aurore
  • France
  • 29 Apr 2010, 10:28
Love the textures and colors, tones are perfect... bravo ! smile
vz-nostalgia: I think you counted it all, Ms. Aurore. smile Oops, you forgot to praise the composition. smile
Oh, good one, Viktor. An amazing array of pleasing colors. I have only reached a point where I can produce a fairly pleasant sepia, so I'm well impressed!
vz-nostalgia: I'm surprised that you don't explore in depth what Vietnam offers to you in terms of color, Thomas. When you do, I'm sure it will be a wild ride. smile
Very bold shot, the colors are so intense, so Cézanne-like! grin
vz-nostalgia: Cezanne and I were good buddies in my previous life, Ms. Renata. He taught me some color tricks, and I taught him and Pissarro how to properly drink vodka. smile I told Sezanne not to paint under the pouring rain, and if the need be, to take a shot or two of vodka now and then to keep the blood circulation going. Last time he didn't listen and caught pneumonia. A few days later he was gone.
The moral of the story: you have to listen to what I say, Ms. Almeida. smile
gorgeous colours - this has a wonderfully rich feel to it
vz-nostalgia: death in nature often paints itself in rich colors, Harry. smile
The colors here are particularly fascinating...
vz-nostalgia: Rust, decay, mold, rot... these are the colors of death, Ms. Ada. smile's true, Viktor. Death's suggestion is present in this capture. So fascinating!
vz-nostalgia: Glad we found a common denominator. smile
Can death be so attractive?
"as far as the eye can't see
the voice you see, silences
vz-nostalgia: :
Jamoula: Can death be so attractive?
VZ: It looks like nature takes teh most out of self-destruction, Ms. Jamoula. smile

Do you know that Jacques Derrida wrote another book called "The Gift of Death"? smile
  • spark
  • Australia
  • 24 May 2010, 12:13
I've missed out VZ, the colour of decay betrays it's darkness
vz-nostalgia: smile The color of broken promises, spark? smile
Faboulous abstract, even if it is not...Love it definitivly!
vz-nostalgia: You are full of contradiction, Ms. Christine. smile
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