Sunflower 'Moulin Rouge'

Discussion in 'Flower Mandalas Project' started by dbookbinder, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. dbookbinder

    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

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    Suggestions for a complementary quote, a word that these mandala images evoke, or some history or other information about the flower itself are most welcome, as are corrections to my flower identification if I've got it wrong and any other comments you'd care to make.

    Thanks,
    - David
    © 2004, David J. Bookbinder
     

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  2. The words are...

    Richness, warmth, opulence, vibrant, depth
     
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    crop?

    why did you add the cropped version?
     
  4. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I think that simple crop puts much more emphasis on the central core. It makes a mandala without the manipulation. I wonder if that was David's intent.
     
  5. dbookbinder

    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

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    Response to crop question

    I don't know if it's apparent in the smaller versions of the images I've posted here, but when I cropped it, it seemed to have much more power, and to capture the sense of "bigness" of the flower itself. And, as Eric said, to emphasize the core part of the image more and let the imagination fill in the rest.

    So I posted the crop to see if others found one or the other to be more effective.

    More anon,
    David
     
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    Mysterious
     

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