I have said in many prior posts that one of the great joys of gardening includes photographing the wonders of it. It doesn’t need to be a fancy featured camera with all the bells and whistles. Graphic enhancement software can improve imperfect pictures to restore what your eyes really saw. With the age of digital photography, we can take photos galore and then get choosy about those we keep.
I made it a personal project this spring to capture our garden in details that my human eye failed to catch but the camera didn’t. To that, I added photos from the past few years to create a garden art gallery. I see nature as a work of art and to capture the color, diversity, textures, contrasts, shapes, and other details really does the plants you grow justice.
The result has been a slide show I compiled of 235 photos, taking 20 minutes to view at the rate of 5 seconds per image and I’d like to share it with you. It can be viewed easily at www.centraltexasgardening.info/gardenartistry.html
So sit back with a cup of coffee, glass of wine, or whatever you prefer, and be prepared to be mesmerized by the intricacy of the garden, the artistry it contains, and realize that these were all taken in our own yard and garden of plants we are or have grown. in Austin, TX.
So, no watercolors, oil paintings, etc. can quite capture the reality of the garden like a camera, a gardener with an eye for composition and the realization that your garden is really a work of art. ENJOY THE SHOW!