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Appreciating the Garden Photographer

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.