OBJECTS d’art is in the eye of the beholder

This ceramic pot looked like an intriguing OBJECT d’art not for the design but because of the condition it is in and its solitary presence in an abandoned garden.

A couple comments suggested a narrower dof being applied so here it is, let me know your thoughts.  Ironically this image was originally going to be used but I couldn’t find it in the folder I use for uploads, I thought it had been deleted.

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40 thoughts on “OBJECTS d’art is in the eye of the beholder

  1. what a pretty pot that was…I think it was broken before the gardeners left and by its size I bet this Objet d’art saw her glory days and lives on in photos, nice photo

    • I think you are right that the pot was broken and it was just left behind. I should have asked the owner of the property if it was up for grabs.

    • Hi Rose! I added another photo to this post showing a narrower dof. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.
      Thanks for taking the time to visit the site and share your thoughts.

  2. The pot is gorgeous, in design and in color; making it all the sadder for it to have been cast aside and broken that way.

  3. Hi Patty,
    Beautiful! I love putting “stuff” in my garden that doesn’t belong there. Gives it character. Have a great day!


    • Thanks Sherrie! I know what you mean about putting things in the garden that doesn’t belong I used to do the same thing.

  4. Oh my gosh!! I want it! Beautiful. Would look great in my garden. I like things like that, even broken. Great find. I agree about a close up of just the pot.

    • Thanks Rhonda, I did think of you when I decided to post this because you like artful items in your garden. I added another photo to this post showing a narrower dof. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

  5. I love this huge pot…it would look cool w/ plants coming out of the broken area…

  6. And such a lovely objet d’art it is. I do like the second photo better…..it gives my eye a chance to look at all the details and colors in the planter. For some reason it’s more difficult to do in the first shot.
    To answer your question about the processing on my motion photo, I don’t think it’s the same as Steve’s. I think he used a radial blur…I used a preset from Topaz. Hope you’re feeling better!!! = )

    • Glad you enjoyed the object d’art 🙂 and appreciate your input for which image you favored! 🙂
      Thanks for answering my query on the motion process – don’t you just love all the choices topaz offers for creativity!

  7. Really like the blurred version….feels less abandoned and more the treasure that you found to photograph! My daughter with the shells would love this….as you may have noticed in the shell arrangement she likes the worn/weathered look : )!

    • I do think your daughter would appreciate this for her collectible treasures:) Thanks for sharing which version you were drawn to this helps me to ‘look’ at what I am shooting in a broader spectrum.

    • Seems as though you always ‘get’ the art behind my vision, this pleases me so much!
      Did you change your gravatar???

  8. I’m loving the shallow DOF photo as then one is certain that the pot is your center of interest. I’d love this artifact in my garden too.

    • Thanks KarenAnn! I’m glad I posted both variations of this garden treasure. I agree this would make a beautiful accent in your garden, you do such great flower photos. Looking forward to your offerings this year!

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