Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, January 18, 2013

Reflecting On Impressionism .....




Since as long as I can remember I have loved the works
by the French Impressionist artists - in particular
Claude Monet 

I took these pics a few months ago while visiting the Japanese water- lily garden
at Monet's home "Giverny"



I have used a slight softening in these bottom two captures
to give a closer impression of how Monet
painted this magnificent water-garden



" My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece"
                                                      Claude Monet


Linking with
James' Weekend Reflections
Top Shot Weekly
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24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I love Impressionism! This post is adorable, I like the quotes and the romantic images with lovely reflections!
Thanks for sharing!
Léia

món cosit a mà said...

So beautiful!

vicki archer said...

Beautiful photographs of a spectacular garden... HAve a lovely weekend... xv

La Table De Nana said...

Love your photos :)

Clara said...

Thank you for these pictures! I was not able to understand how the specific natural light of Paris/ France (where I grew up)was so important in the impressionists work until I moved to NY where the light makes everything so much more crisp and sharp in my opinion...

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures of such a beautiful garden! They all look like paintings and would be worth framing and hanging! Awesome! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Dianne!

Leaping Frog Design's said...

Beautiful..Thank you for sharing today

'Tsuki said...

Sans aucun effet, la photo ressemblait déjà à un tableau impressionniste... Superbe !

Louise said...

Beautiful pictures!

Audrey said...

superbe on dirait une peinture de manet !

Carol L McKenna said...

How beautiful and such a gift to visit Giverney ~
fantastic photography ~

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Robert Geiss said...

Art !

Chapeau.

Please have a good weekend.

daily athens photo

TexWisGirl said...

such incredible beauty!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Such beautiful photos you have taken of Monet's Garden.
So dreamy and I would like to be there, walking around the garden.

Enjoy the weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Norma Ruttan said...

Oh, how I agree with Monet! how lucky to have seen this stunning garden! my heart bursts with wishing the same for me.

Jeanne said...

Love the processing on this. I have been to this wonderful place, and love your shots. What an ideal place for photography!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I've always loved Monet, also. And I really like what you did with your photos, I'm going to have to give that a try sometime!

Nancy said...

Monet is a gardener's artist. I have always loved his works and your photos of his garden are beautiful. The softening effect really helps to capture his painting technique.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful!

Madge Bloom said...

That does rather look like a Monet... lovely! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #66!

Paulita said...

Even without the softening, the shots show the inspiration for Monet. I've only been to Monet's Garden in the spring, so I fear I've missed some of these beautiful soft colors.

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Karen said...

I love them!

She Who Carries Camera said...

I majored in art, so, of course, I took art history and my absolute fave artist was Monet. Thank you so much for visiting and saying hello over at my place today because now I have two new wonderful photography blogs to visit! I've been browsing through them both and now I have to go find out more! Hello from Atlanta, GA!

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