Sunday, July 11, 2010

Buddha and Leaf


Buddhadharma
Resplendent
In the dew on this leaf.

~Issa
Zen poet


The first image is two of my photographs merged into one - a photograph of a Buddha that sits in my garden, and a photograph of the underside of a large green leaf.  The second image is two photographs and a texture merged together - the texture adding a more aged, vintage look to the latter.  Sorry that there is no dew on the leaf as Issa describes.  I thought the combination of a buddha with a leaf fit well enough with his words.



17 comments:

  1. very nice...there is something very natural about this mixture..

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  2. I like when you can find the photos to match the poems. When you combine a couple of your photos they are like works of art.

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  3. Well done, Bonnie, and interesting. The photos appear abstract at first, but then begin to reveal themselves slowly as one looks deeper.

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  4. The first photo made me smile, Bonnie, not so much because of what it was, but because I knew already that the Buddha is from your garden. You're becoming very familiar to me!

    Beautiful green! What photo-editing program do you use?

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  5. Your photos are always exceptional, Bonnie - not least these two.

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  6. Clever - and such a beautiful green - restful and soothing as one would expect from such pictures and words Bonnie.

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  7. the buddhas studs make perfect dew drops.

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  8. I like buddha's hair do- tight little curls like my mom used to wear...my mom was kind of Buddha-ish...I want to find out how to use photo shop-

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  9. Wow and gasp and wow again. Those two photographs quite literally took my breath away. Truly beautiful and gently uplifting.

    Thank you for your visit to my rather somber blog last week. In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It then bursts into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be deeply thankful for those people who rekindle our inner spirit. And I am – so very thankful for the gentle and generous words you wrote for me on my ‘Stormy Weather’ post. Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine – and almost always because of friends. I’d love to send you a linocut I made to thank you and to celebrate the very special friendships we are able to create around the world via this amazing blogosphere. Please email me with a snail mail addy – I’ll have the picture matted and in the mail just as soon as I hear from you.

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  10. An interesting intersection of two different colors and textures that unite to bring a about most zen like quality... I love how you take these chances and bring about something both new and interesting at the same time...

    I've missed coming here... thanks Bonnie... my soul is so often nourished with your offerings.

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  11. Simple. Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

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  12. Bonnie I love the first one. It is so serene and the Buddha almost seems shy behind the leaf. Lovely.

    Cheers!
    Julie
    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

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  13. Bonnie I love the first one. It is so serene and the Buddha almost seems shy behind the leaf. Lovely.

    Cheers!
    Julie
    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

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  14. Thank you so much EVERYONE for your kind comments and for taking your time and energy to drop by here. Always appreciated.

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