Saturday, March 10, 2007

Masterpiece

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...and to finish up my hibiscus series, here's la pièce de résistance! It comes from the same garden as the white one but with such a showy combination of yellow, orange, lilac and burgundy, and so evocative of Georgia O'Keefe's flowers, that people decided (OK, I did) it belongs in a museum. See if you agree here.

Admission's free on week-ends ;-)

“Most people in the city rush around so, they have no
time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."
Georgia O'Keefe

Update: Due to popular demand (?) I have created a poll. Please cast your vote, if you are so inclined ;-)

Should the lady on the right wear a thong?

Yes
No

Display Poll Results


30 comments:

Carol E. said...

I love this! Very pretty.

Kuanyin said...

I love how you created this set-up! And what a breathtaking flower!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

1. Brilliant photo.

2. Thank goodness the young lady on the right isn't wearing a low rise jeans with the thong hanging out.

3. Sorry for being crude.

Linda said...

I love it. It is worthy of a show. I wonder what it would cost to get a photo blown up to that size?

Kate said...

Great photo, not only because of the exquisite flower, but the viewers add so much human interest. The link is also lovely!

Felicia said...

What a beautiful garden you must have. And your photo is quite a masterpiece! LOL to Ming for the thong comment! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Naples looks like a beautiful city as well, the only difference between the two is the humidity!

Mimmu said...

I agree totally, your photo should be in every art gallery!
I wish you a relaxing day!

Nathalie said...

THis is a brilliant photo, and brilliant fun too! I really laughed!

Frank said...

Very nice setup. Have you now seen all the hibiscus colors?
As for Ming and Felicia, I disagree, I think she needs a thong :-)

Thong Poll:
Yes 1
No 2
Undecided: ?

kris said...

i saw the musuem composition and just had to say its nicely done :)

and lol on the voting,100% say Yes

ruth said...

The photo is perfect, and NO thong, I agree with Ming. Too funny. Thanks for the inspiring hibiscus series.

The Wellspring said...

You are hilarious! What a great post today :)

~Lisa

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I love the photo and in particular I love those persons sitting there and admiring it

Carlos said...

Isabella,
I'm glad you liked my Paris photos. I wasn't going to post the link. I created those pages last summer just to show Paul the Hemingway "sites". But when I saw them again... I couldn't resist. I just love Paris...

When I got here I didn't know the picture on the wall was yours and wasn't sure what I liked more: the picture itself or the composition with those people watching it. In a word: A Masterpiece.

Lavender Lady said...

What a cute set up. Is this a flicker template? The color of the hibiscus is wonderful.

Dsole said...

Wow Isabella, what a great shot!!
And the poll stuff is really funny... I don't think she wears one ;)

Saturday night fever!

Chris & Deb said...

Isabella I find myself eagerly awaiting your daily clever posting...and today you absolutely did not disappoint! What a fun way to display your photo.
And now, on to the poll....

Ex-Shammickite said...

Great setup, showing off an absolutely gorgeous hibiscus photo. Would love to know how to do that.... PhotoShop?

Michael said...

I really am enjoying your blog and bringing back to my home State from time to time. I used to have lots of hibiscus in my backyard, but they don't do too well here in Paris. Thanks again for all of the lovely photos.

james said...

i have a photo like this...except the people are all old Danes and looking at a picture of death. Florida does wonderful things to subject matter

Frank said...

Oh Isabella! While I am happy that you agreed to put this to a vote, I must finally admit that I have lost the poll.
I have been de-thonged.

james said...

Again, I like this. Maybe the flower (and thong suggestion) are O'Keefe but the black sidelines makes this appear to be an O'Keefe-Rothko hybrid

Anyway, I posted that photo I was telling you about that resembles this one (except it is in cold and dark Scandinavia.) It's the fifth one down (not including the header) on this side page:
http://bathdailyphoto.wordpress.com/myportraits/

Nikon said...

Fabulous shot with the gallery folks looking on.
Interesting poll :)
Interesting idea to put it to a vote :)

richard said...

He he - your blog is wonderful

Jing said...

later i am!
but its really a wonderful shot!!!

jing
shanghai daily photo

angela said...

Your posts are so interesting. I thought it was a real museum piece too till I read. What a totally great picture...
The poll: I just don't think low rise jeans do anything for anyone, thong or no thong...
Angela

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Isabella, the poll vote is 50% - 50%!

Shall I cast the swing vote? Ohh...I feel like Dick Cheney during congressional voting season (pre-Democratic takeover, of course!)

:-)

blueboat said...

Gorgeous photo, and thankfully no thong to spoil it!

Chuckeroon said...

Is there no end to how far you will go to get people to read your blog? Sitting there dressed like that, and claiming that other people's painting are in fact your own photographs. Your outrageous ingenuity it......errrrr ummm errr ...it overwhelms me!!!! Izzy, REALLY!!!! ;-)

Olivier said...

superbe photo et montage. l'idee du sondage est tres bon (je note).

superb photograph and assembly. the idea of the survey is very good (I note).