Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Photo: Agave Points

Here is a photo of the agave points from a large blue agave cactus.

I used a kelvin filter to bring out blues and pinks and then played with tints until I brought out the rose colored hues that actually are part of this cactus.

Just before the tip of each agave, it looks like a sliver of a glowing light.

These points are really sharp and will stick right into your muscle in your arm, as I have done this. Some people cut off the agave tips to avoid injury but I would not do so. They are part of the beauty of the plant.

Check out the sculptured look of Santa Fe at Viva la Voyage!

6 comments:

brattcat said...

This is a work of art, Julie. Stunning.

Sharon said...

Today I have a photo of the Chihuly pieces that remain at the Desert Botanical Garden. For a minute, I thought your photo was of the same thing. The colors in this shot are gorgeous.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I agree with Brattcat. This is a work of art. And like art in a museum, one should not touch it, at least not the tips.

Jarart said...

Similar to Sharon's photo today! Both very artistic!

Gunn said...

It IS ART, and I LOVE IT!:)

Kaori said...

Gorgeous shot of a beautiful but dangerous plant! But I guess that's what makes them beautiful ;D

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