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October 18, 2008

Colour in Clyde Butcher’s Garden

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 16:24

On our way to Key West we stopped at Clyde Butcher's Gallery where he has a swamp out back.



  1. At face value, fairly ordinary but this is a wonderful evocation of the swamp land that it depicts. Whether the light gets any more perfect I don’t know, but this would seem to be optimum. From coloured leaves in the water, through the bromeliad-looking plants to the various twisted trunks all fits together in quite a gripping way.

    Comment by John Ellis — October 23, 2008 @ 18:13

  2. ….as long as your colour is a shade of green or brown I guess. It all curves round well and you are always sent/drawn to the highlighted plant middle centre. The silver tree to the left fights for attention though. It’s all so quiet that you are just left wanting something more explosive from the next shot if this formed a series. Otherwise I’ll leave it believing there’s a baby alligator bottom right just under the water surface with its snout just touching the bottom of the frame.

    Comment by akikana — October 26, 2008 @ 06:25

  3. A good representation of this Florida wetland habitat — which I know is not so easy to get as it may seem. Not only do you have a cohesive picture, you are also showcasing key elements of this type of swamp — the ferns, bromeliads, and cypress “knees”. Add Guy’s baby alligator and it is perfect. ;-)

    Comment by Christina — October 29, 2008 @ 01:48

  4. a restful scene and the quiet I like, the silver tree trunk and fern like plants spread across the center are enjoyable to look at.

    The left/right balance feels OK for me. A lot of information in this picture and probably better scene quite large as a print.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — October 29, 2008 @ 10:42

  5. probably better seen quite large as a print. Spelling, sorry.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — October 29, 2008 @ 10:43

  6. A wonderful scene to get lost in. Although now that the baby alligator has been introduced, I think I may prefer viewing it in a photo rather than in person. The light is gorgeous and seems to go on forever–providing marvelous detail all the way through. I never get too much of greens and browns in nature. The one highlighted tree pleases my eye and balances with the lovely bromeliad (?) I keep finding yet another delicious detail to savor.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — November 1, 2008 @ 02:14

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