Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New Jersey Art

Simple Beauty





Carmen said...

The flower in "Simple Beauty" was captured to perfection! I thought the backround was a bit messy, but the drab elegance of the flower is amazing.

Scott Eash said...

Excellent pics, Ben!

Benjamin E. said...

Thanks for the compliment, Carmen. I'm pleased with how "Simple Beauty" came out. Unfortunately, I had to tear the poor flower out of the ground to get the picture, so it's a good thing it wasn't Earth Day that day. ;-)

On second thought, if I hadn't taken the picture, that flower would have soon died anyway and its beauty been lost forever. But now, its beauty has been recorded for posterity. (Hmmm... I wonder if I'm getting too philosophical about life?)

Josiah E. said...

I really like this sequence Ben! The pictures and captions flow very well.

Benjamin!!! You ruthlessly plucked a poor innocent flower from it's home to satisfy your selfish desire for art!? I am ashamed to be your brother! If I had only known the blood of a plant was on this picture I would never have aided and abetted this terrible deed by editing the picture!

~A saddened and disillusioned brother.

Carmen said...

Come on, Josiah. You aren't turning enviromentalist are you? I agree with Ben's second thoughts: Imagine how privileged this flower was to be noticed and captured in time! Not every flower makes it to this blog. :-)