Paths To Glory

Not Your Average Flower Shop

They Don’t Grow Like This

In 2002 there were two important changes. I was no longer finding new places to photograph and global warming was beginning to take its toll. I now had a good high-end digital camera and paid a visit to our local garden center. My first ciscovery was mums, and especially their colors. So I brought a few home, and began experimenting, not just with the mums but what I found in Susan’s gardens. And one more, a bargin orchad at the checkout counter at home depot.

Susan’s garden led first to many beautiful individual pictures, but they also led to a new which I call a melangé. And therein lies a story.

It is hard to distinguish between inspiration and luck. I am sure there was luck, but the inspiration may have been desperation.

I had set up in my studio a trundle with a digital camera pointing down on it. The trundle was about 18" x 44" so I could photograph several pots of mums to make a wide high resolution image. But on a particular day in July 2015 I asked Susan to bring me a basket of bllossoms. which she did. It was quite an array since she was an avid gardiner and it was a beautiful collection. The only problem was that I had not planned what to do with them. Click on DESPERATION for the rest of the story.

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