Seeing bamboo too

Last week I wrote about seeing my Black-eyed Susans in a new way, photographing them blurred. Since I was so happy with those results, I tried that technique on another plant that I love and have a lot of: bamboo.

Bamboo to me is all about texture, and form, and movement. Not too much color like the Susans had, but still a beautiful plant. I think this second part of my experiment turned out pretty well...


I'm not sure that these have the same effect on me as the first set of images does, but I'm still happy with their textural quality:

These aren't my absolute favorite photos of my bamboo, but I do like them. They give me the feeling of lazing in the shade on a warm summer afternoon, bamboo leaves rustling overhead.

It also gives me hope that if someday my eyesight starts failing I'll still be able to enjoy the visual aspects of the garden -- at least of my favorite plant.

Finding different ways of looking at your garden can be interesting and quite rewarding. I'm going to keep experimenting...


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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (August 1, 2011 at 11:42 AM)  

I like these, too, especially the ones that show a closeup of leaves (like the last one).

You very accurately captured what the world looks like to me when I don't wear contact lenses or glasses :-).

JiffyJ  – (August 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM)  

I really like the leaves as well, and ditto on Gerhard's comment regarding our terrible eyesight :)

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