The Beauty of Flowers - An Any Year Diary: One Week to an Opening

The Beauty of Flowers - An Any Year Diary: One Week to an Opening

by Tomasz Ciolek


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This diary is all about celebrating the beauty of flowers of all kinds and colors.

The pictures presented here were taken at locations all over the world, in places as diverse as castle and cathedral gardens and wilderness roadsides on tropical islands.

The aim of the photographer has always been to capture those unique passing moments when the light and the timing allow the spectacular visual beauty of the blooms to be seen at its best - to freeze time and space and capture the essence of what is in front of the camera.

You will find no botanical information here - only the pictures, which let the beauty of the flowers speak for itself. As you use this diary every day, let it remind you just how much beauty is present in the world, in gardens and meadows, window boxes and jungles, wherever plants grow.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925165357
Publisher: Dreamstone Publishing
Publication date: 01/21/2015
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Photographer Tomasz Ciolek describes himself as follows :

Photography is a fascinating art form, because it lets us see frozen slices of space, exactly as they were at the time.

For me photography is a way to exercise the creative side of the mind, and to capture the ever elusive essence of the scene, such that, when it is viewed some time later it evokes, in the mind, the scents, the textures and the feelings that go with the particular person, place or thing shown in the image.

I have always wanted to take photographs, for as long as I can remember. Having grown up in Poland in the 1970's and the 1980's, camera equipment was out of my reach. However was lucky, and for my 12th birthday I was given my first camera - it was a second hand 35mm film Zenit-EM (A camera made in then USSR) with a fixed focal length 35mm lens. In the late 1990's I acquired a much more modern Canon EOS ELAN.

In the days before digital photography, the high cost and cumbersome nature of shooting and developing film taught me a certain discipline and economy of shooting - developing my ability to capture what I wanted in very few shots but all with good framing and composition. As a result I do not have very many photos from that period, but what I do have I am still very happy with.

It was only after I got my first digital camera, in 2003, that I started to be a bit more free with my photo taking, and a bit more focussed on keeping a serious record of my work. Since that beginning in 2003, I have moved through three significant upgrades in my camera (I now use a Canon EOS 6D) and my collection has grown to over 50000 images, and continues to grow at an exponential rate.

I hope that you enjoy this small selection of frozen slices of space and time.

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