Beauty Blossoms In Strange Places

Posted by J.R. (Urasoe City, Japan) on 26 July 2014 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

On a late night photo walk and found this very tall beautiful cactus growing up out of an ugly old alley with a canal in the middle well down below sidewalk level, it was growing up over my head:)

Just having fun. Love to shot. Live in a beautiful place. Lots of flowers and plants, and the ocean and beaches here in Okinawa are beautiful. I'm not a professional, my editing probably sucks but I'm having fun. Beauty is everywhere, it's all around us so I have some kind of a camera with me almost everywhere I go.

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gerard1948 from Spain

Excellent composition and beautiful colors, a magnificent photo, I like a lot.
Have a good weekend.

26 Jul 2014 8:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So strange and interesting. Thanks for sharing !

26 Jul 2014 9:15am

Toscana from Baden, France

Celle- ci me plait ++++
Bonne journée, amitiés.

26 Jul 2014 9:23am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The light and colour is striking, especially as it's a night shot

26 Jul 2014 9:43am

@grouser: X100 is great at night:)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous color and I love the processing! A beautiful image!

27 Jul 2014 12:58am

Langevine from Angers, France

génial ces couleurs

27 Jul 2014 7:30am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a find! That is amazing to find a cactus there.

28 Jul 2014 12:26am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Really strange place. Nice treatment.:-)

28 Jul 2014 8:26am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

cool processing

28 Jul 2014 11:24am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Amazing to see cactus growing in such an urban area; great find and colors!

29 Jul 2014 12:00am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

29 Jul 2014 12:50pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm surprised to see a cactus there. Nice find.

30 Jul 2014 4:01am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

A very interesting place and great photo. Part of me would like to step back and see how tall the cactus actually is. :)

31 Jul 2014 5:46pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a strange unreality this feels to carry . .

4 Aug 2014 6:05am

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

Wow ... like a very far and strange planet .

4 Aug 2014 6:11am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

They are tall... lovely colourful shot

28 Aug 2014 1:44pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nicely done

5 Sep 2014 6:30am

helys from Paris, France


1 Dec 2015 10:54am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Jerry I hope you are all OK. Concerned that we have heard nothing from you for a long long time.

2 Jul 2017 7:28pm


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ISO 3200
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