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Zen inside

Zen inside
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Copyright: Francesco Pascale (frappa76) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 51 N: 137] (1346)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-04-09
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Pentax Optio S 4
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lollies favorites. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-22 15:26
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello...this is a vertical-zenithal view of part of my mini-zen-garden. It took me several weeks to make it!
I like changing periodically lines,curves and stones in the sand...relaxing!
This is a sort of reproduction of famous zen gardens-karesansui of Japan.
I hope you like it.
If you are interested in the influence of zen on Japanese art you can start reading these sites:
http://arts.ucsc.edu/faculty/lieberman/zen.html and

Bye bye,Francesco

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Hello Francesco,

Very nice graphical image. The B&W tones are very good, but what really attracts me are all the lines and shapes neatly arranged. Nice photo of a nice garden. Great job on both!

Nicely done. The B&W adds an excellent tone to the sand, and you filled the frame vey nicely. Excellent.

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  • Eru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 4 N: 87] (2831)
  • [2005-11-22 22:47]

Hello Francesco,

Excellente idea this vertical-zenithal view!
Great composition and the B/W is a good idea too.


Hei là! what a surpirse you have a zen garden in your home? well nicely arranged and captured, how did you take the shot from the 2d floor?
great job Francesco

Hi Francesco; I like these shapes; can you tell something about the characteristics of Zen-art; e.g. in you note? I'm interested; Zen is used in philosophy as well, but in art I'm looking for more information. Your top-down view here is great.

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  • tulare Silver Star Critiquer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 1] (315)
  • [2005-11-25 7:03]
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Hi Francesco,

Very good B&W shot here, I really appreciate the geometrical lines here.
Special Zen feeling rendered by the lines used to draw circles on the sand.
A very fine work of precision as well to do the garden as to take the scene.


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  • sasa Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 13 N: 46] (510)
  • [2005-11-25 9:23]

Beautiful shot, composition is brilliant and with vertical (top->down) PoV...

Since it's a miniature, maybe you should have added some additional light source to create stronger shadows (and contrast)...

...anyways, it's a great shot this way, if you haven't said that it's a miniature, I would never guess... :)

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  • Paky (0)
  • [2005-11-25 11:40]

Beautiful zen garden! congratulations

Wonderful capture. I like your centered view from above. It really accentuates the movement of line throughout the little garden. I really like the B&W too.

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-11-29 11:48]

I was quite surprised agter reading your note. I thought of a picture taken from a plane!
Great Job and very, very interesting point of view!

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-12-02 12:54]

I like the pov here and all those curves in combination with the rocks .nice shot !!

Hello Francesco !

Nice home made garden :)
The idea to take the garden at the vertical is a good one because unusual (and I like things unusual). You loose the deeph but the lines and curves are now on the first plan :)
Good composition too and the B&W is well done :)


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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2005-12-20 6:22]

Simplement formidable Francesco. Les tons de gris, la netteté, un très bon POV :)

Hi Francesco,

Very nice shapes and shades. A picture to think about what it is. B&W works well.


Really good photo Francesco. Looks great in B&W.
love the lines.

Superb composition Francesco, very graphical and beautyful lines and shadow.

well seen photo francesco :)
the POV is excellent, well composed

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