Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bloom Where Planted

Bloom Where Planted
Originally uploaded by thyme2003
There's something about taking a photograph of a flower in situ, in the environment, that says completely different things than taking a closeup photograph of a flower itself.

The macro tends to say, "look at this amazing flower".

The in situ tends to say something about the relationship of the flower to the surroundings.

This one says, "Here's a tenacious flower that has managed to bloom in an industrial setting next to diamond or check patterned steel plate, a contrasting juxtaposition if there ever was one. But metaphoric.

Every day we're trying to bloom in a steel plate world. The image resonates with the struggle to bloom where we're planted no matter how inhospitable the surroundings.

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