Appreciating the Garden Photographer
April 29, 2010
Allan in Big Sur, Blasen Landscape Design, Garden Design, Garden Inspiration Photos, Garden views, garden design, garden perspectives, landscape design, perennials, photographing gardens, photographing landscapes

It never fails to amaze me how important a role the camera plays in our appreciation of landscapes. Even those gardens that we have visited and admired look more interesting when caught by the creative lens of a photographer. Unlike the average visitor, who follows an easily recognizable path, the photographer takes the path least travelled or never attempted, in order to discover an aspect of a garden that might otherwise remain unseen.

The upper image caught my eye because the photographer made a leap of creativity to discover a powerful composition in pink, nestled in the stone wall of the garden. Perhaps a leap of the body was involved, as well. The lower photo is what a visitor might observe in that same magnificent garden, without effort or exploration.

Blasen Landscape Design of San Anselmo, California, created this residential garden in Big Sur, California.

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