There is always an image to discover…
Recently, I spent a morning filming a segment for an upcoming Tennessee Wildside program. The focus of the piece will be my “Missing Nature” exhibit that was at the Parthenon in downtown Nashville. The camera man was filming me making photographs when I noticed the light on these Golden Ragwort flowers. I got so excited that I literally forgot that he was there. Here is one of the images I came away with on that morning.
Photograph © Byron Jorjorian
Spring at Home
I love traveling but this spring has been magnificent even right around my home. I see this cherry tree everyday but on this day in early spring it fairly glowed…I am reminded of a quote by Marcel Proust, “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes…”
Today is National Nature Photography Day. Enjoy our natural world in person and in pictures!
New images have been added to the site!
I Love the Lotus
“I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.” Quote by Confucian scholar Zhou Duny
I have mentioned before, I am drawn to photograph water lotus and water lily flowers and leaves. In preparing some lotus images for a client I decided to do a little research on the water lotus and discovered some interesting facts:
• The plant is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China. It is often mistaken for a water lily. The lotus is a completely different plant unrelated to the water lily.
• It has many uses for food. In Asian cultures the roots, leaves, and flowers are used in many recipes as garnishes, teas, medicines and soups, just to name a few.
• From ancient times the lotus flower has been a divine symbol in many Asian traditions.
Lotus, Lilies and the Like…
Water lotus and water lilies have long been a favorite subject of mine. I find myself producing abstracts as well as more literal interpretations of them. Recently I spent a couple of days photographing water lotus and water lilies and a few other subjects. I have posted a number of these new images to my site or you can view a sampling of them view HERE.