Ginger and Rosemary

This photo was influenced by this week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge.

I saw the challenge a few hours ago, thought it was something I would not be able to do as getting somewhere that would allow me to cover it would be difficult due to time constraints over the next week. Then I thought about what was in my backyard.

I dug out some ginger and rosemary, put them together and took the below photo. I tried to lightly interweave some of the ginger’s roots into the rosemary to see if I could get the two bits of plant to sit together. The combination could be seen as evocative of a heart if you consider it an abstract or purely symbolic representation, though that’s more in terms of form than actual constituent elements.

This is my submission into the two hundred-and-thirty-sixth Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. The theme for this one is “East meets West or North meets South“.

From a brief look, it appears there’s debate surrounding the origin of ginger, though it likely was from an Eastern society. Currently the earliest mention of rosemary is on cuneiform stone tablets which (I believe) originates from The Ancient Middle East (which is also known as The Near East from what I remember). It also has roots in Egypt.

This said, Rosemary is also associated with some Mediterranean countries and England. As such, I feel this photo meets the challenge.

The host of the Lens-Artists challenges cycles weekly between the following people:

Week 1 – Tina

Week 2 – Patti

Week 3 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 4 – Amy

Week 5 – John Steiner

Week 6 – Sofia Alves

Week 7 – Anne Sandler

Week 8 – Guest host

Donna of Wind Kisses joined the Lens-artists team this year. It will be good to see how we can interpret her challenges.

Amy is curating this one. The next one is guest-curated by Bren of Brashley Photography.

I recommend participating in the challenges. They’re open enough to allow for a fair bit of thinking about approach and closed enough to keep focus on meeting the theme of each one. If you don’t participate, you should still check out what others of the Lens-Artists community are submitting.

I hope you enjoy.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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8 Responses to Ginger and Rosemary

  1. Amy says:

    I love your take on! Such a beautiful image of this special plant, good to know where it was from an Eastern society.


  2. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent idea SH and I love your still-life image. Wonderful


  3. Prior... says:

    I feel this photo meets the challenge and was so original
    I love herbs and I enjoyed the info and photo


  4. Anne Sandler says:

    Very creative! Well done!!


  5. What fun and an intriguing photo!



  6. Wind Kisses says:

    And I would say you nailed it. And now you can print the photo for art… Well done. Creative thinking


  7. Perpetua says:

    Who would thought about the origins to meet the challenge? Very smart.


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