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Tableau of death

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In the grounds of Kew Royal Botanic gardens in Richmond outside London, the random arrangement of dead leaves make for an interesting composition.
Many photographers are tempted to rearrange the world around them to suit their needs or make for a more pleasing composition. And as artists, this is an essential part of the CREATIVE process many would argue.
I , personally view the world in a different way : I let the randomness around me speak through my eyes. I was originally a translator by trade and my vision as an artist follow a similar pattern : the way each leaf had fallen onto the next is random, but I see in it what the Japanese call Dharma or Daruma "the laws of the Universe" : this very arrangement brings a smile to my face and is beautiful BECAUSE it is random, not because it is pleasing to the eye.
Rearranging the leaves is not the way I can translate what this spot in space and at that time told me : we are dead but tell the world how much alive we are.
And the curves and curls almost feel like a caress on the skin. Can you feel it too?

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2011 - 2:08 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.9
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Tableau of death
Username:Blue_Popovic Blue_Popovic
Uploaded:4 Sep 2011 - 12:53 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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