Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Red Plant

I took this photo near the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this fence overlooked a part of the bay where some seals were resting on the beach.
The first and most obvious reason why I like this photo is the rich and intense color of the plants. I'm also always drawn to examples of nature overcoming man-made things. It's amazing how the chain link fence is worn and rusted from the salt water in the air while the plant is vibrant and full of life.
I have no idea what type of plant this is but the 'leaves' look like thick cut french fries or potato wedges dipped in ketchup.

Canon 20D, 24-85mm 3.5-4.5, AV f 4.5
[click photo to enlarge]

15 Comments:

Blogger Ian Frazier said...

i like the idea and composition. The colors look a little too saturated and reddish. It also might work better as a black and white.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Rajesh Dangi said...

yepp, the composition looks good, also the corrosion in the fence ( reminds me mars land) the Red is emphasized...

looks good...

2:09 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

Great photo with the fence strangled with the plant.

3:46 AM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

I like the composition and the combination of the rusted fence with the plant.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

I really like photos that show nature mingled with man-made objects. This is a wonderful example. Great vivid colours captured here.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

Ian- I didn't really consider b+w because I thought the colors were too rich to give up.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Gary said...

funny when I saw this I thought nature overcoming all obstacles then read your words to the same effect

11:28 AM  
Blogger broccoflower said...

I love the vibrant colors!

11:46 AM  
Blogger A said...

I like how the plant and the fence almost look like they are one organism.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.
I think I could fill a book with all my nature vs. man images.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

This is another great photo! In the end the plant will win, the metal fence will turn to dust.

5:56 PM  
Blogger micki said...

It's great to be able to see plant life from all over that one normally wouldn't see. This is great, the color are superb.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments,

Wolf-that's a safe bet, I'm sure this wasn't the first fence they had up.

Micki-good point, another benefit of global photoblogs.

9:35 AM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

Totally cool shot. I like taking pictures of plants or scenery - they don't move - lol...Still have to learn when to push the button with moving objects :)

4:36 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks eph2810.

10:03 AM  

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