pics : kiku in film
berries & koi. this is my favorite.
thank you so much for the amazing comments about our little book! they really mean a lot to us both, but especially me. i spend a lot of time on these projects and your support is very encouraging. special thanks to deb for posting about it and i think she's going to create one, too. totally psyched to see what she does.
so, onto the diptychs for today. after getting my first dslr last year we went to see kiku: the art of the japanese chrysanthemum at the new york botanical garden. it's pretty amazing as chrysanthemum's are cultivated in the most meticulous manner. you can get a better idea of kiku and the wonderful bonsai in our posts from back then.
this year, i wanted to do something different and took our 35mm film camera. the manual controls are really a challenge, but i'm getting better. the photo of the koi above was thanks to scott because he pointed out the fish. i took the photo and had no expectations other than blur. usually, my photos of fish are crummy, but this time i got lucky.
enjoy your weekend, everyone! hope you get lucky.
bamboo hut & shino-tsukuri (driving rain) - each color represents one plant!
ogiku (single stem chrysanthemums) & cabbage.
fall foliage & the sun.
bonsai forest & big forest.
maple tree & leaf.
big pine tree & small.
october roses. surprise, surprise this is my other favorite ;).