Holiday

June 6, 2009

We are just back from a week on the Croatian island of Hvar. Stayed in a little town called Jelsa. As usual I took loads of pictures, most of them of flowers and stones. But some of the family too, of course. And the usual pictures of the port, the beach and the sea. Food was ok (fish and pizza), weather a little less than ok (hard rain half of the time), but from an esthetic point of view the trip was quite amazing. So many beautiful flowers and plants, colors and shapes! The little town of Jelsa was very pretty too.

I picked a lot of dried out plants that I photographed close-up. This is of a poppy. I really like the pattern on it. Inspiring indeed. I never knew the poppy had these stripes on them, it makes such a stark pattern. Again the colors (or lack of colors) are beautiful, I think.

I was intrigued with this pattern I found on the many steps that led down to the port. The cement is worn down, revealing a sort of grid pattern. The various fungus/ mushrooms form a organic, soft pattern. I like the colors too, and the contrast between the cement grid and the fungus. Reminds me of some Japanese prints, it became very clear when I included the twig with the leaves. The difference in color is due to the light when the picture was taken.

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5 Responses to “Holiday”

  1. Siena Says:

    Hvar is lovely! Such a pretty island and relaxed atmosphere. Your photos are beautiful.

  2. gryda Says:

    Nydelig bilder. Valmuer er fascinerende planter, både med og uten kronblader. Jeg forstår godt at du lar deg inspirere av dette, gleder meg til å følge med på nye produkter fra trykkeriet!

  3. Eliza Says:

    What beautiful observations! I have seen poppy pods before, but never with those stripes either. very cool!

  4. Sigrun Says:

    I didn’t know I needed a holiday till I saw these fantastic pictures…!

  5. thorvalda Says:

    Thanks for your comments, all of you. I must admit the holiday also included hard rain and an occationally hysterically screaming four-year old. You would never now by looking at these pictures, would you?


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