Friday, October 24, 2008


Phoctobering with Moon Topples in the Denver Botanic Gardens

This is M.C. Escher's "Three Worlds".
I love this picture, it hangs on the wall above my desk. There's a story about how it got there; but that's for another day.

I would love to replicate this print in a photograph.
I am on a fall fish mission; this shot can only be taken in the fall...

It's going to be an ongoing mission, as I made some nice photos, but I have not shot M.C. Escher's fish with my camera yet.

In the meantime... I like fishing this way, it's very clean.

And no fish were injured, used, filleted, fried, grilled or otherwise skewered or ingested in the making of these photos.


Sigh of relief...

Kisses goodbye!

See you tomorrow for more Phoctobering!


Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Oh what a wonderful inspiration and what great shots. It's so cool to be inspired by something like that and then set out to create something of your own. Looking forward to seeing more!

Remiman said...

But did you get a release form signed alowing you to publish their photos? ;-)

Now I want to hear (read) the story of the picture over your desk!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


Escher is an inspiration, and it's fun to try to replicate it in another format!
Photoplay is such fun. You know!

Hello Rel!

Of course I did. His fin-print is right there by the X. ;o)

*giggle* I may post that story someday, but suffice it to say that I am sometimes uninhibited, brazen, unabashed, shameless, presumptuous and almost always get my way when I want something bad enough.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

J at said...

Seems like late fall, if you want to get the naked trees in the reflection... a hard shot to get, easier to draw.

I love the picture, though, and I love the pictures that you took of some very relieved fish.

Molly said...

Lovely pics! And I love the botanical garden ones too. Wish I lived near Santa Fe, just for that patisserie! Blogger's new blog following thingy has let me down. Hasn't informed me when you've posted. Sulk....

heartinsanfrancisco said...

You have a koi pond? Lucky girl.

The photos are lovely, and would inspire Escher if he saw them.

For some reason, I thought you lived in Denver until your recent posts about Santa Fe. Are you visiting or did you move?

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


HA ha ha... relieved fish indeed.
Or relived... *giggle*

Easier to draw if I was Escher. It's easier for me to try to shoot, I think. I've spent a lot of time looking at that picture trying to figure out how to draw it.

Miss Molly,

Santa Fe was lovely, and so was the patisserie. I'll have to see about asking them to move the town closer to me.
The Botanic Gardens are WONDERFUL.


I wish it was my koi pond. These fish swim at the Botanic Gardens. I'm stretching my photos out over a week to Phoctober as much as I can.

You are most kind. Gracias.

I only visited Santa Fe. I was working there briefly on several photojournalism stories.
Including Jason on Blog Action Day.
You know I love to wander.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

leslie said...

This post put me in mind of this sidebar gadget. The one with the fish is the one I am thinking of...

Don't ya just love Escher?

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


I truly love Escher's work.

So much.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

leslie said...

Here is a link to the fish gadget already installed and playable on one of the blogs I read. Hope you like it.

BS5 Blogger said...

Hello! I enjoyed your fishy efforts! Great pictures.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


Those are so fun! Thanks for the link! Love it!


Thanks! It was a wonderul afternoon, and it's nice to go back and look at the photos from it.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore