Andrew Klein  

Monet's Garden by Andrew Klein

November 2020 - Monet's Garden

About the Image(s)

On a river cruise up the Seine from Paris to Normandy we stopped and went to Monet's Garden. It was not hard to see how he could spend decades painting the same gardens over and over. They are beautiful and varied. There was an opportunity to stand in a spot favored by Monet and re-create a view he favored many times. It took some photoshop work to eliminate some tourists, but this is very close to what I - and I think he- say.

Shot with a Leica M10 and a 50mm f2 lens. ISO 400, F8.

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6 comments posted

Kathleen Colligan
This is just so lovely with the various shades of greens, dashes of color and reflections. Monet would be proud! Nice job getting rid of the tourists too. Your photo would look beautiful hanging on a wall.   Posted: 11/06/2020 19:51:36

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Thank you, very kind.   Posted: 11/06/2020 19:55:58

Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
Andrew, this is a beautiful image! I love the colors and especially the reflections in the water.

However, I would recommend darkening the sky or even replace the sky that I think would enhance an already great photo even further.

Other than that, I am really impressed!   Posted: 11/07/2020 13:17:24

Laurie McShane
What a rich and vibrant image. It's wonderful that you were able to experience it in person. I was drawn to the bridge first, but really wanted to take my time absorbing it all. Lovely.   Posted: 11/08/2020 10:52:33

Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
This could be one of Monet's paintings with the soft colours interspersed with bright spots, it's beautifully composed. I agree with Gregory that a brighter sky may add to an already beautiful image.   Posted: 11/10/2020 01:28:44

Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Wow what a great shot , love the garden and your image has done complete justice to bring out the realism in the image.   Posted: 11/10/2020 21:28:28