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Flowers for Breakfast

eBook (PDF), 104 Pages
(5 Ratings)
Price: $5.35
FLOWERS FOR BREAKFAST is a photographic collection of beautiful flowers. This ebook brings the tradition of the lushly illustrated coffee table book into the electronic age. 99 photos celebrate the ravishing beauty of flowers. Each picture is a unique eyecatcher – and some are a work of art. For lovers of plants, FLOWERS FOR BREAKFAST is a visual feast. Each plant is listed with its popular and its botanical name, and the family it belongs to. Watch a short video of the book at www.ozgreetings2.com Photographer and author Klaus Jaritz won Gold Medal New York Film Festival and the Gold Quasar Award (science )for his documentary films. Today he concentrates on digital photography. All photos were chosen from his website “Nature’s Eyecatchers” at www.ozgreetings2.com
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  • By Matt Brading
    Dec 3, 2013
    Well done Klaus on a beautiful book packed full of wonderful images. This is a great example of a photographer bringing the classic coffee table picture book into a digital format. Very impressive and very well done!
  • By Markus Lambert
    Nov 2, 2013
    This visual feast of surprise and beauty makes one smile and want to turn to the next page to enjoy the next stunning flowers and their environment. It's a real work of art. Very satifying.
  • By Gerd H. Aschendorf
    Oct 18, 2013
    "Beginners luck? This is the first ebook I bought, and it is fantastic! I love flowers and photography. This book is excellent for both. Top marks!"
  • By kbr111
    Sep 29, 2013
    Flowers for Breakfast is not just a collection of flower photographs to be admired at the start of the day, as the title suggests. These images are the work of an artist, a champion of nature, a master of light and shade, a virtuoso of both the camera and the computer. These are anything but still life portraits. These flowers radiate with a vitality one might only expect from more animate subjects. To do this, the artist has shot his subjects in natural settings and then transformed them, using the computer, in ways that enhance color and texture, lighting and shadow. A few images show their subjects in natural settings: The orange and yellow blanket flower with a nectaring honeybee or lavender crabapple blossoms against a deep blue sky deliver the cheer of spring. Many are compositions or collages, combining subjects with backgrounds and other elements to suggest a mood or theme: The bird of paradise, glowing before an ocean sunset, or the stately painted feather standing among... More > silhouettes of eucalyptus trees waver in unmistakably warm tropical breezes. A hand offering a dahlia on a stem and a dew-kissed rose bud, tightly closed after rain, bespeak the passion and romance often associated with such blossoms. Here and there, Jaritz composes his images playfully, juxtaposing the near and the far. He interjects humor as well, showing us the unexpected beauty in the blossoms of a lemon and a potato. The most striking images, however, are the ones in which the flowers hover in a blackness, the shapes and colors of their solitary forms illuminated by unseen light sources. Indeed, these images illustrate the power of evolution to transcend ordinary conceptions of beauty. Playing with visual echoes, resounding within this infinite void, Jartiz makes us aware of the immense span of time that flowers have existed. He writes, "Flowers were here long before we were. Over 140 million years they have produced a dazzling variety of colours, shapes and smells... Maybe, man's sense of beauty developed when looking at flowers." Jaritz is an authority on this sort of time... geologic time. His award winning documentary films on the Australian landscape, using time-lapse photography to bring to life the otherwise invisible forces that shaped the continent, are perhaps the most visually striking ever created. Though his films are presently unavailable on DVD, a sampling of his film work can be found on his website: http://www.ozgreetings2.com .< Less
  • By Charley Parker
    Sep 27, 2013
    This is an absolutely beautiful book with gorgeous flowers, insects and general beauty. I saw a beautiful flower plus butterfly on Facebook that was downloaded more than a hundred times. I traced it to this book and downloaded the whole book. The images are stunning and I am going to make this my go to book for relaxation and meditation.
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Product Details

Edition
First
Published
September 11, 2013
Language
English
Pages
104
File Format
PDF
File Size
7.45 MB

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Printable? Yes
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