Barcelona Photoblog: Garden Flowers: Musings


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Garden Flowers: Musings

Garden Flowers

Not the first time I upload some flowers to my photo blog, and certainly I hope it's not the last time. Beauty is all around and as I am not going to have the eye of Ansel Adams for landscapes or Cartier-Bresson's gift for street photography, I'd better concentrate on capturing my modest reality come what may. There is always some art in minor things too. Take for example a bunch of orange flowers in a garden on your way to work or at your neighbors'. You can take a snapshot every time you pass them by and it will always be a different picture, not just because you arranged them in different compositions but because you were many times in a different mood. So art is also a state of mind, it has to do with the soul, with spirituality, and you must be satisfied first with what you create in order to please others. You may be good at it or clumsy as hell, but it's your work, and it is as legitimate as the art of Da Vinci or Michelangelo. This is what I saw, what filled my soul with joy for some milliseconds and now I want to share the scene with you.


  1. Marius wrote this:I have a photoblog with photos only from my city... Suceava / Romania... do you want to exchange links ?
    Hi Marius, I edited your comment cause I want you to use my mail to talk about links if you don't mind. Thanks.

  2. Carlos, Your writing in this entry is so perfect and true. Great observation! Your photo is so crisp. . .I need to ask what camera/lens you used. I love it! (In California they call this "ice plant," and the brillient colors of flowers grow profusely near beaches.)

  3. Thanks Kim I dodn't have the slightest idea of what this plant was. My gear: Nikon D70s and 18-70 mm lens

  4. I love your philosophy and what you write here Carlos! So true! Your photography really reveals your beautiful soul!

  5. Don't worry Carlos, I never bored seeing your flower's photos. They are beautiful.

  6. Carlos, what a brilliant photo! Really great sharpness!

  7. Carlos thanks for visiting me.....memories are one of the most precious things we have, and if they are sweet, so much the better. Glad I could evoke some lovely ones for you!

  8. Anonymous7:35 PM

    There is great beauty in the earth's resources Carlos and you have captured the vibrancy and colour very well. I liked the cactus two days ago too.

  9. Anonymous6:57 PM



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