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Waterlily Pond by MYPeanutGallery Waterlily Pond by MYPeanutGallery
This was taken at the Seiberling Nature Realm in May. The waterlily pond and herb garden is my favorite place in the Nature Realm.
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BGai Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Oh dear, I really shouldn't get so far behind - or you should submit more to HOE!! I think that's 4-5 I've requested now! :D
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks so much for all the requests, Bron! I've been working in my garden every morning and then after lunch, I am too tired to do much here on DA. Check out how many pages in my groups' Submission folders. I'm surprised members aren't leaving. I really must set a day aside and get caught up! :D
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BGai Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Know that feeling - takes more than a day!! :D
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kjheoyjheo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely picture! Can you please browse my gallery and tell me how you think of my art?
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
I like your designs. I don't know how to do fractals, so I am really not qualified to critique you art. Personally, however, I like fractals that are symmetrical, light and bright.
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Coincidentally, Penny, I have just been reading (more) about Monet's water lily paintings ==> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Li…. People sometimes wonder why he created and then spent so much time in his last years painting his garden at Giverny. One reason he did this, the prime one, was because he considered that art, painting for him, should always be considered a work-in-progress rather than a single image of a static subject at one point in time. At the time, this was a new idea in art although others, notably Cezanne, had worked on a similar thesis. Thus, the garden and lilies at Giverny were to be seen as the opportunity to show this aspect of nature to its fullest over time: seasons, months, hours as the light and weather changed and as the garden grew and declined in its yearly cycles. In a nutshell, Monet never painted the same lilies twice. It seems to me that we as photographers can do the same thing by photographing the same place, such as this pond, on a regular basis, recording the changes, and posting the results over time as a photographic work of art. I regularly take shots of the same places, trees, whatever, but I've never looked at this from the Monet perspective, and perhaps I should. Further, I think DA with its Groups and members are well placed to promote and develop this idea with long term photographic and artistic projects.

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David
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Thank you, David. It is a very interesting, insightful read. Gardens are, indeed, a work in progress. There is a specific purpose in every day, every change, and every season. Although I have always enjoyed gardening, I never took notice of the unique and beautiful colors and textures until I took up photography a few years ago. Those tasks which used to be just another, although enjoyable, chore to keep the garden beautiful, have turned into photo-ops. The lily pond and herb garden at the Seiberling Nature Realm is my favorite location in the park. I have considered some of my photos to be redundant, but I now see Monet's point of view. Each flower, each leaf, is always different. The light changes, the color changes, my mood changes, and each moment spent in nature is a moment to be savored.
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
That's the gist of it, Penny. Monet was trying to capture time via the changes in light and in the garden. He had come to this conclusion because as a young man central to the development of Impressionism he had been content to capture the fleeting moment, but as he got older his artistic vision widened.

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David
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very lovely capture! :heart:
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Ambruno Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice lilly pond
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Monet scene
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seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautifully captured.
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