27 Oct 2012

Yet more Gardens

It has been a crazy week, I need some peace so we’re heading back to the Anderson Japanese Gardens.  Let us start with one of my favorite aspects, koi.

 

 

Nice, I do love the koi, but I need something a little calmer.

 

 

Better, but I really am too tired to think about climbing all those steps no matter how much I wonder where they lead.

 

 

I see you fishy, and could sit by your pond all day.

 

 

Another mysterious stairway, alas it was deemed out of bounds for visitors.

 

Oh no, it has risen!  It has come to eat your soul!

Or just a bit of granola bar I tossed into the pond.

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28 Feb 2012

Distortion

After the feeding frenzy.

Outside the frenzy.

After the frenzy:

I love koi, they remind me of dragons of flying.

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26 Feb 2012

Koi Again

This is your Sunday 2 fer.

I like this better than the last.

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26 Feb 2012

Abstract Koi

Sometimes mistakes work.

Of course, that is a matter of opinion, but it my frenzy to purge my files yesterday I was struck by this shot that I had previously thought was garbage.  Gave it a slight tweak to darken and enrich the colors, otherwise not changed.

Overexposed, blurry and distorted by ripples yet still it makes me happy; these are the koi and goldfish of the Garfield Park Conservatory in a feeding frenzy.

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12 May 2011

>Koi and Glass

>So after a nice long 4 days off of work I have nothing to show for new photos. Every single trip was pretty much a bust, the racetrack, downtown, the conservatory. Partly due to me just not feeling it, partly due to weather that can’t decide if it is going to pour buckets or be sunny.

I spent about 20 minutes at the koi pond in the conservatory, feeding the fish (shhhh, I don’t think you’re actually allowed to do that) and randomly playing around with taking a photo. There were a couple of fish that I wanted to get a picture of because the are just so weird looking, some type of fancy koi, but being fish they don’t sit still and don’t take direction. Thankfully the very first filter I ever bought was a polarizing filter, so I can take a picture of fish with out too much reflection.

Uninspired, that is me right now. Spring has finally turned around from the usual cold rain and snow mix to warm, humid and partly sunny/very hazy yet I just can’t seem to find my inspiration. Not that it will stop me.

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