This is one of the many sculptures in “Parque San Martín” in Mendoza city (which is about 1100 km to the west of Buenos Aires).
The city suffered a very strong earthquake in the 1860s and had to be almost totally rebuilt, as a part of the process this very nice park was projected and inaugurated by the turn of the century
Its extension is of almost 400 hectares, which makes it one of the biggest urban parks in Argentina, and was projected by Charles Thays, a French botanist and landscape architect, also responsible for many of Buenos Aires’ open spaces.
The park has lots of statues and sculptures and it is a pleasure discovering them as you walk on the paths surrounded by some 300 different species of trees.
It was this way how I found the one of the photo. I was lucky because I visited the place on late spring, so flowers were blooming. I liked very much the way in which the statue seems to be interacting with the flowers.
Nikon digicam, jpg capture, cropped and processed for contrast, saturation, and sharpening.
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danyy (0) 2006-02-08 16:23
Original, excellentes couleurs et bonnes lumières, même cette statue très claire par rapport au reste est parfaitement exposée.
C'est audacieux comme photo, mais j'ame bien.
jeancolemonts (648) 2006-02-08 16:24
was it covered with custom , yeah , it would like she was interacting with flowers , i think this was the intention of artist . good capture , congratulations .
syd1946 (18663) 2006-02-08 16:30
It is an excellent composition for this wonderful theme.Nice contrast with the
foreground and very good seeing details.
BlaiseCendrars (0) 2006-02-08 16:32
Very creative work that is superbly exposed. I like very much how the lower edge begins in the sea of flowers that encircles the woman in a superb way. Detail is excellent.
Very well done mate!
TeresaT (10806) 2006-02-08 17:46
Hace ya algunos días que no platicas el Portugués …por lo tanto me voy a escribir un poco la lengua de Fernando Pessoa…:-)
Gosto muito desta tua imagem.. e acho que a sua essência reside no contraste entre o fundo escuro e o branco da escultura.
As flores dão um toque de côr à imagem.
Muito bem captada.
Parabéns e um beijo para ti.
gigi (2668) 2006-02-08 18:03
une tres belle photo
avec de belle couleur et une lumiere bien repartie
Gerrit (52139) 2006-02-08 19:02
Hi Carlos, I like her Aura of red flowers while she bends to pick or smell the yellow ones. Good idea, very well performed,
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
sayat (2949) 2006-02-09 2:41
Hi Carlos! Again an excellent composition from you. The lady seems to have a crown made of dark red flowers and she is as if collecting yellow ones in a most happy mood. The depth of field is great and the white statue forms a great contrast in the picture. I congratulate you.
cengiz (3593) 2006-02-09 4:19
excellent composition, she is interacting with the flowers..
berek (50506) 2006-02-09 6:05
very good colors and composition. i like it this picture clear and soft. have a nice day from the istanbul
ps: i will be back for smile :-)
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-02-09 7:32
I love the wonderful colors and contrast of this picture Carlos, the statue and the warm flowers comes out from the dark background in a beautiful way, really well seen and composed, compliments!!
have a nice day,
pitai (3985) 2006-02-09 8:22
Olá Carlos, que bonita imagem. Deve ser um parque muito lindo mesmo. Gosto da postura da estatua, ate parece que a estatua esta a recolher as flores. Tem um grande realismo. Boas cores e definição. Um abraço, Gabriel
rosaline (0) 2006-02-09 9:00
A nice picture with good composition. The inclusion of the flowers add some nice colour, and the statue against the dark background brings out the contrast well. A good shot.
Marche (4307) 2006-02-09 9:31
Superbe cliché, j'aime cette composition, cette sculpture a l'air de sarrêter un instant avant de continuer son chemin. Le blanc de la statue parmi ces fleurs de souci oarange est du plus bel effet.
gebala (0) 2006-02-09 10:45
hello, you have really great eye:) exellent sculpture :) and how she looks in these flower:)exellent work:) I love it!
Tezic (17867) 2006-02-09 11:59
first, the "pink and blue" is a fantastic photo... that one is only "great"... congratulations & thank you very much my friend :))
rds / coskun
Marlis (2298) 2006-02-09 12:04
a great composition from a fantastic POV, to give this perfect angle with the reddish background for the lady.. it looks like she is picking flowers- well done!
Rev (1798) 2006-02-09 17:31
A beautiful photo.
The colours are stunning.
I particularly like the way you have captured the red aura behind the statue and the yellow/orange flowers engulfing her.
The colour and light is perfect in the way that it displays all the highlights on the statue.
The bare trees in the background are perfect in the way they cause the colour to stand out.
papagolf21 (106917) 2006-02-10 3:22
Une fleur parmi les fleurs ! Idée très originale et parfaitement photographiée. Cette nymphe se trouve dans un champ de fleur alors qu'on s'attendrait à la voir sortir de l'onde !
Très jolie réalisation.
efigesta (12188) 2006-02-10 5:01
que bela composição da estatua no meio das flores, tão suave tão nitida e com boas cores
obrigado e fica bem
agpires (0) 2006-02-10 6:58
very beautiful portrait of this "young lady in her bath of flower".
The light was to be particular, because the foregrounds are well lit and the statue is well development, whereas the bottom seems to be in the night (at the beginning, even, it seemed to to me that it was a night photograph).
Good and nice shot, abraço, Armandino.
erdna (5711) 2006-02-10 12:19
A nicely done photo Carlos! The oint of view, comosition, contrast and colors are just done right. I like the balance of your lighted foreground with the dark background. Well done!
MIG13 (0) 2006-02-10 17:36
Hola, Carlos! Em um primeiro momento, pela miniatura, pensei tratar-se de uma mulher mesmo... É belíssima esta sua foto, por todos os aspectos técnicos, mas, principalmente, pela sua capacidade de captar o diferente, o original. Parabéns! Miguel.
tootsie (400) 2006-02-12 9:29
very nice shot showing a variety of plants and trees. i like the angle you have chosen which has her head standing out against the red tree behind. very nicely framed.
nicole80 (2163) 2006-02-14 4:27
It's an original view. I like this woman going out this flowers.
I like the orange-yellow colors which constrast with the white of the statue.
Very well seen!
saguzar (862) 2006-02-16 9:37
Que buena composición, me encantó por la forma en que está a la estatua, parece una mujer en un jardín arrglando las flores (con un poco de calor y deshinibida...ja,ja).
Muy bien a foco y con lindísimos colores
vinicio (23423) 2006-02-23 11:28
Beautiful composition Carlos, I like the colors of the flowers and the white of the statue in contrast with the dark background, well done, my compliments.
Tue (42202) 2006-03-02 14:51
Very nice capture of this sculpture in the middle of the many flowers. Good composition and I like the contrast between the colours in the foreground and the dark background. Well done!
Angshu (56760) 2006-04-10 4:06
I simply love this image. The contrast of the statue with the colours of the flowers and best of all the posture of the staue fits into our eyes so well. Very well seen & wonderfully captured
anavazao (5592) 2006-04-17 12:57
gostei do titulo! Bonita perspectiva, nota, cores, composição e luz!
Um bonito registo!
marietom (34609) 2006-06-06 17:38
magnifique contraste entre la statue blanche et le parterre fleuri. Bien vu!
plimrn (21344) 2006-08-31 21:59
I don't know how I missed this one. She does look she's enjoying the flowers. Your excellent light management gave great detail in both the flowers and the statue, in spite of the wide difference required for the bright white and the rest of the photo.
jmdias (67271) 2006-09-01 19:58
El fondo mas obscuro de la foto hace muy bien al conjunto, la escultura gana mas vida junto a las flores. Mucho bueno punto de vista y colores
cornejo (45480) 2013-08-16 3:36
Hola Carlos, me gusta esta estupenda composición con la mujer bañándose entre bellas flores, excelente y encantador trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amigo mio, gracias por compartir este bonito trabajo.
Buen dia y feliz fin de semana.
- Copyright: Carlos Martinez (cjmm) (4479)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-00
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A pair of photos with contrast II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-08 16:20
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