San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in general and the Conservatory of Flowers in particular host many exotic plants that have really, really, big leaves. The Conservatory, bless ’em, has a very tolerant policy toward photographers–don’t touch the plants, and you can pretty much do as you want–so I could indulge one of my favorite techniques. This consists of taking an extreme closeup of an object to remove it from the context of its environment and reducing it to “instant abstract art.” The results sometimes prove worthy of a look or two.
I do feel a little disgruntled with myself, because of my lack of journalistic skills: I forgot to record the names of any of these plants. Oh, well. Good theme for this week, at least for me. Might have one more Green post in me.
Vonn Scott Bair