Sunday, April 18, 2010


Bonsai is the Japanese art of growing trees, or woody plants shaped as trees, in containers. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower). It is taking something that, if left to its own devices, may grow into a rather large thing. But this is a controlled and manipulated version of a tree. I can draw parallels to a lot of things here, but I really just wanted to show these photographs I shot one morning last year at FPC.
The originals were full-color, but I found a lot more beauty in them with the shapes and the contrast when I desaturated the photos.

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