Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Speaking of Garden Porn

Susan from GardenRant has promised us some regional garden porn from Rob Cardillo's Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region. In the current deep freeze much of the mainland is experiencing many people must be huddled near their computers for warmth and waiting.

In a slightly warmer part of the country a very talented Garden Artisan is learning the ropes of all this new fangled internet technology and is beginning to display her pornolicious wares online in new places.



You like? There is more.
New Fangled was an appropriate choice of words. It looks like YouTube is down this morning.

Susan has also talked about Landscape Design professionals sometimes annoying and difficult to navigate websites. Maybe the problem is they payed a professional web designer to create their sites who may be more focused on the latest web technology than the gardens and designers they are trying to promote.

Perhaps a bit of a novice at technology and a master at Landscape Design can create their own website that is simple and powerful. DervissDesign.com

And how is it even possible at this late date to enter the garden blogging world with the title GardenPorn ? You would think that would have been scooped up long ago.

.....................................................................................Excuse me I wandered off on a tangent. I don't know enough about all this domain name stuff, but a little check on that name reveals a possible squatter on the Garden Porn dot com. Maybe someone else can explain what that information really means.

Now I must admit I did not just stumble across the talented Miss Derviss by accident in the last few days. We have had an on going cyber flirtation for quite some time. I am just happy to see her spread her wings a bit more in this new medium. Perhaps one day we will meet in person. Stranger things have been known to happen to stranger people.

10 comments:

christin m p in massachusetts said...

I just checked out Michelle and Miguel's designs at dervissdesign.com. I'm in awe of their talent!

As expensive as Harvard's tuition is, I must say they certainly gave Michelle her money's worth.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

There is a lot to be said for experience and talent too.

Xris said...

GoDaddy is a squat farm. They register thousands of unused domains with the sole purpose of charging someone else for them.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Thanks Xris. I thought those names looked business like. I bet with porn in the name the price would be in the higher range.

Deviant Deziner said...

Howdy Christopher,
There is something oddly voyeuristic about watching the movies/ slide shows that one makes themselves.

I totally enjoy the act of making them, but watching them back makes me feel a bit awkwardly self conscious.

Reminds me of the time.... er um, nevermind.

Thanks for linking me up .

I have plans to launch another couple mini movies of some current projects we have going on.
I have great before pictures and some awesome construction pictures.
In another 3 weeks we will be done and I plan to string together a 'how'd they do dat " slide/movie show.

... Mr. DeVille, I'm ready for my close up now.

that's a wrap.

Michelle

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

My pleasure Michelle. I was hoping I wasn't rushing your closeup.

I actually had a nice mention for my blog at Doug Green's Garden today. Synchronicity. I have tried to post a comment to say thank you but I keep getting booted out.

Doug if you read this thank you for the nice words and link and I think you have a comment problem.

Deviant Deziner said...

Christopher,
Doug has a nice garden blog.
I totally jelled with his article on crappy landscape design photography .

I have this same pet peeve about seeing crappy photographs in landscape duh-signers websites.

It is a sure sign of someone who doesn't see the devil in the details.

Ok, so not everyone is going to have spectacular finished projects for their portfolio viewing , so be innovative and display a couple of detail images and one or two broad panno shots.
But forget the flowerborder shot with the big expanses of naked mulch and spotty planting.


And for craps sake, don't show your mediocre work.

You are only as good as your most worst piece if it is out there for all to see during its prime time viewing.

If you are not ready for prime time, then wait until you have something that represents you as a great designer.

That's my peeve about garden duhsigner photography and I'm sticking to it.

Kathy said...

GoDaddy is a domain registrar. I have my domain registered through them. And I happen to know the owners of the gardenporn.com domain, because they were running that site for a while, and perhaps they will again. Coincidentally, I recently blogged about them, Frank and Lisa Richards, owners and bloggers of Mackhill Farm, aka Notes From Zone 4.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Having seen many of your garden pictures Miss D, my first thought has often been that woman sure knows WHEN to take the picture and has the patience to wait for that peak of perfection time.

That probably also involves choosing which photos to share of the many taken, the design of the designer's portfolio.

Kathy I'll have to wander over to Mackhill Farm and see if those guys have any remnants of their GardenPorn.

Deviant Deziner said...

Christopher,
I'm still enjoying the process of garden photography.

I was fortunate to learn some very valuable lessons from several professional photographers over the years which has helped me in my photographic discovery process.

The first time I ever had a garden professionally photographed was for a magazine called Country Living Gardener.
They assigned garden photographer Marion Brenner to shoot the garden.
When she called to set up the appointment she said she would meet me at the site at 6 am.
What ? ! 6 am ! She's got to be crazy I thought, but what the heck, what did I know about garden photography.

To watch Marion work was worth a years tuition at an Ivy league school.
I left the photo shoot with a whole new understanding on garden photography.

The next time I had an opportunity to work with a professional photographer was just as educational.
This time I stood back and was educated by Lee Anne White who also scheduled a series of early morning sunrise shots as well as late afternoon sunset shots.

I've now had the chance to observe Marion Brenner and Lee Anne White several times as well as the highly talented Saxon Holt and Jay Gram.

Each has their own way of 'seeing and working ' a project but much of their work shares a common thread, and that has is how they work with the essence of light .