Thursday, July 16, 2009

Koi & Lilypads Study #1

For those who expressed a desire to see green lilypads on water, this one's for you. As I mentioned earlier, there is a tranquil quality about lilypads that attracts me in both black and white and in color. While these aren't the most attractive and green of leaves, they make a startling contrast with the black water and orange Koi. And yet the contrast does not disturb the peacefulness of the image, but takes it in its own unique direction. There is a reason why these fish in particular and ponds and aquariums in general are so popular. An oasis of calm in our stressful lives is both welcome and necessary for our sanity. Or at least some semblance of what sanity we can salvage these days. It brings new meaning to the phrase, "so long and thanks for all the fish."

Like the previous two posts, this was shot at the Huntington Gardens, but at the dolphin fountain in the statue lawn.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Tony. Now I'm happy. :-)
    Love the look of the fish. He looks like he's talking to you.