Pachystachys lutea goes by the really interesting common name of Lolipop Plant or sometimes golden shrimp plant. It is easy to see why these names make sense for this sub-tropical plant from the photograph below.
These sculptures are inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo‘s paintings of “The Four Seasons”. Arcimboldo used fruits, vegetables and grains to creative identifiable and imaginative portraits.
Technical Details Photographed using Nikon D7000 with a 18-250mm F4.5/6.3 Lens Autobracketed at -2, 0 and +2 in aperture priority mode (f/6.3 ISO 200) Processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom
- The Four Seasons – Winter (juridicious.com)
- Philip Haas: Four Seasons (collabcubed.com)
- Hello, Fruit Face!: The Paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Adventures in Art) online (ogtakaca.wordpress.com)
- Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall (jackholesrealm.wordpress.com)
- Pineapple! (juridicious.com)
- Agave – the “fake” cactus plants (juridicious.com)
- Artichoke! (juridicious.com)
In the New York Botanical Gardens stand 4 imposing 15 foot tall painted fibre glass statues sculpted by the famous Philip Haas. Each statue represents a particular season of the year, and have been inspired by the renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The picture is of Winter, a foreboding season of creeping ivy, mossy scarred bark and bare branches.
This picture is a HDR composite of 3 bracketed photographs at -2, 0 and +2, processed first in Photomatix Pro and then in onOne picture perfect suite for final adjustments. Please click on the image to see the picture in large size.
Technical Details Nikon D7000 with a Tamron 18-200mm lens Autobracket at -2, 0 +2 in Aperture Priority Processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom 5.0
- The First Church of Christ, Scientist (juridicious.com)