Friday 6 June 2008

Less grey, less abrasive - # 08/126

Still with shape, tones, hues, line etc. here is some light relief from yesterday's "monster".

It's the formal 17th century so-called "Cherry Garden" at Ham House. There's not a cherry in sight....and don't ask me why!


  1. As usual Chuckeroon a fabulous shot!!

  2. Nice !!!
    Your cherries are very green still, and very well aligned ;-)

    Re your pot and tapestry photo of a couple of days ago - so glad that colour won. In know Richard and I tend to disagree over this - but now that I know that it's a gender thing!!!

    Either way, it's a fantastic composition.

    Now if you want to be able to show both colour and b&w, you might consider doing what my friend Maxime does on his blog : the mouse rollover change the photo from colour to b&w. See

    I have no idea how he does it but since he's with blogspot too, I'm sure it's something you could set up in your blog too if you wanted to. Cheers

  3. I don't normally like formal gardens but this is so appealing - green cherries indeed. I think the round plants are santolinas, but then I could be wrong!

  4. Nathalie and Chuck, I think there might be, in some cases only, a greater trend of men preferring images stripped of color because of various degrees of limited color perception in the first place. Again, not always true, and I like good B&W photography. Here's a site that can somewhat simulate how so-called "color blind" people may see websites. (Allow me to cite this site about sight!)


  5. Ouais, hum...
    Es tu sûr que tu n'as pas abusé du sherry ?
    Parce que je leur trouve un air un peu penché à tes "topiaires" comme on dit en France (ces arbustes soigneusement taillés), d'un coté de l'autre.
    Ou alors / la couleur, tu as pris du peppermint ou de la chartreuse verte sans modération.

    De toute façon, ce n'est pas l'idée que j'ai du fameux "jardin à l'anglaise", si romantique, qui fait penser à un parc.
    En opposition avec le "jardin à la française", si rigide...

  6. Ceci dit, cela n'a aucun rapport avec le photographe, j'aime ici la palette contrastée des verts...
    La monochromie autorise les nuances, surtout au printemps et en présence d'essences de plantes différentes.

  7. You know the first thing that came to my mind? Scanning tunneling microscope (STM) images of atoms in corrals. Some greyscale and Bob's your uncle. Sadly, I can't find any good online photos, but there is this one at IBM Almaden (the last image is what I have in mind):