24.2.11

Genius Loci


Gardening Gone Wild has this contest that requires the contestants to capture 'Genius Loci' of an atmosphere.


I know I am late for the contest.
Exactly ONE hour late.
Genius Loci is such a big word to me. 
I needed time to digest the meaning and even more time to capture the moment.

It would have been easier if I have not been so adamant about capturing photos only from my own garden.
Anyway, here it is; my wilting sunflower with magical sun rays as the back drop.

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I'm linking this to Fertilizer Friday/Flaunt your Flowers at Tootsie Time.
Thanks to Glenda for being the host.


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful shot Kwee Peng. No sunset here just full of concrete jungle around me.

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  2. beautiful shot...I love your garden...missing my sunflowers but I will see them growing in a few months...

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  3. I like your second picture.

    This is the ONE that tells story.

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  4. I wish you had been on time to enter--beautiful photo.

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  5. You have so many happy faces in your garden. Wow. Big and tall and beautiful!
    I like your second pic :)

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  6. Great shot in the evening sun One. Look at your sunflowers in the background so awesome!

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  7. Diana and P3. The second photo was taken before 8am. So it is actually sun rise you see there.

    Dear friends, It's ok that I don't get to participate. Actually I had assumed a Feb contest ends on Feb 28. When I decided to post, I realized I was already late. It wouldn't have made any difference. But you should see the rest of the photos in Gardening Gone Wild. They are fabulous!!!

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  8. Good Luck One! I hope they accept your photo. One hour late is not so much. Beautiful sunflowers and the quality in your last photo is magic!

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  9. Lovely shot, an artist cannot be rushed.

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  10. I agree. Genus Loci takes a while to digest, then to find. Your second photo is haunting, beautiful.

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  11. I love the first photograph! And I love sunflowers ...

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  12. "Genius loci"... it's latin! I have studied it for seven years when I was at school. It means the protective spirit of a place.
    Lovely pictures!

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  13. Your second picture is incredible, such an unusual perspective, and the colors are beautiful. I wish you luck and hope you win.

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  14. Your sunflower is so pretty and makes me miss mine and longing for summer to come. More snow in the forecast. Very cold tonight. Even the wilting sunflower makes an interesting photo. We hate to see our sunflowers fade, don't we? cheers. ann

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  15. One, i love that first shot. I almost tried it too, but i didn't have the confidence to join as many of the joiners are good photographers and artists who know the real meaning of genius loci, which i don't know too! haha.

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  16. One, the sunrise background and bokeh effect are amazing. Good luck with your contest.

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  17. Both of these photos are beautiful!

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  18. Wow, you have so many lovely sunflowers in the garden now. Genius loci is new to me.

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  19. Fantastic picture of sunflowers,Vincent would have approved. Genius Loci, thanks Dona, I wouldn't have had a clue.

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  20. One, Your sunflower catching the last of the sun's rays at dusk is really beautiful.

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  21. The photo is wonderful!Kathy

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  22. I really love the first photo. The sunflower looks like is trying to fill itself with as mcuh sunshine as possible. If it were warmner here, I'd be doing the same thing!

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  23. I love sunflowers! they are so cheerful!
    thanks for linking in again this week. I have enjoyed visiting your site. I hope you will again soon

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  24. I've been away a bit, now am catching up. Love the sunflower shot.
    Rosie

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