Here’s a photo from the Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Which means it must be time for a little something from an old stand-by / one of my all time favorite films: ‘Load up the random Lost in Translation quote! AND… SCENE!’
Kelly: “John, John. You are my favorite photographer. ”
John: “Ohhh… ”
Kelly: “No. You are! I only want you to shoot me. It’s true! Oh my God… I have the worst B.O. right now, I’m sorry!”
– Anna Faris & Giovanni Ribisi – Lost in Translation
About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified
Lovely shot. I’m glad that you like Japanese garden. It’s awesome and beautiful. 🙂
Thank you so much, sir – it was very nice to hear you like this one!
It is definitely one of my favorite gardens…
I’m always happy to spend some time there!
I love those arched bridges, very Monet-esque. You’ve made the colors reflective of the 1960’s Polaroid film, haven’t you? The whole thing is nice. Eerily beautiful, the way memories can sometimes be…
(Never saw Lost in Translation…am I missing something here?)
Absolutely, Spectra – you’ve caught exactly what I was going for! In all honesty I’ve modeled this border after iPhone shots I’ve seen…
I don’t have one myself… but I do have Photoshop… so… fingers crossed!
Hmm… I think so. One of my favorites, although it seems people either love it or hate it (there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of middle ground for some reason)!
Thank you so much for your very kind comment!
What a wonderful shot! I love those arched bridges…I take it you do to.
Why thank you, Ms. A!
I do indeed love arched bridges… well, I love most bridges, really! I don’t really like getting ‘stuck’ on long ones, but other than that I’m almost always a fan!
The lines, the arch, the colors – gorgeous, SIG! Love it!
I’m very happy to hear you liked this one, Ms. D…
I think you would like this garden…
it’s a pretty cool place!
That is BEAUTIFUL! It’s what everyone wants their Instagram photos to be but never are. The unfocused flowers in front are just so dreamy, and the colors are perfect.
Thank you so much, U.M.!
I’d really like to get an iPhone some day (for the camera more than anything else) but, until then… there’s always Photoshop abuse!
WOW! Robby-san!! I love what you have done with it! I feel transported in time to a garden in Japan. It’s breathtaking!!! Now, my little, fantastic, photographer friend, pass me the sushi, please;)
Thank you so much, Juana!
*bowing as best I can being of limited ‘social graces’*
It really is a wonderful garden – Annabelle and I love to spend some time there when we get a chance!
“bowing as best…” Oh, you are too much! lol!
It’s nice to share a beautiful place with your loved one 🙂 it’s makes it so much more special!
Hahaha… I do what I can, you know!
Absolutely, Juana! I know just what you mean… and I completely agree with you!
What a beautiful view. I love Japanese gardens, they seem to have such great design & style to them. I bet there are ninjas hiding in those bushes
They really are fantastic places, aren’t they?!
Hahaha… but I’m not hiding in the bushes… I’m right here!
I’m lost on that quote because I never saw the movie. Looked boooooooring artsy to me. haha
I might have said this before, Bearman, but I think we should have a movie review show (people would probably tune in just to see if we ever agreed)!
That’s pretty well perfect SIG
Why thank you, N.M.!
I was very happy to hear that you liked this one!
Great masterpiece entry again spilledinkguy 🙂
You are always so kind, Jake!
Thank you very much, sir!
I’m sitting at my desk in a state of zen-like tranquility, looking at your lovely photo. Wake me if the boss wanders by.
I can create a distraction like you wouldn’t believe! *doing a jig tight-rope / two left footed Lord of the Dance style down a row of cubicles* Your boss is sure to be preoccupied for HOURS!
beautiful. memories of Japanese deer park in southern California as a child. the light gives it the feeling of a child’s memory.
That is terribly kind of you, Ms. B, thank you!
I always have a lot of fun pushing the color balance in these ‘retro’ shots…
Way too much yellow?
Why, yes, please! 🙂
NOT too much yellow. I enjoyed -and noticed that you used a color balance in the post- the ‘look’ in this photo. Along with other commentators also enjoyed the Lost in Translation quote 😉
I tend to be a sucker for yellows tones…
most times, anyway.
I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed that, Ms. B! I throw those things in there quite a bit (provides a bit more latitude for comments, I think)!
I love the dreamy quality of the of the bridge and river. Nice Lost in Translation quote.
Sayonara, SIG! 🙂
It’s a pretty dreamy place…
well, when it’s a bit warmer outside, anyway.
Arigatou, Ms. C!
Very nice peaceful shot. And the muted colours give it an interesting feel.
Thank you very much, sir!
It’s a great place to visit (I’m happy that it’s not too far away from my apartment)!
Tres ZEN! _/!\_
Why, thank you!
And such fancy keyboard work!
(I need to learn how to do some more of that)!
That’s lovely, SIG. Most inviting.
I liked Lost in Translation, mostly for Bill Murray.
Why thank you, S.E.!
Bill Murray is one of my favorite actors!
It is so tranquil I fear there is a killer koi just waiting for someone to put a toe in the water
I dare you, loon!
I double dare you!
cool shot. i love the irises (or whatever they are) in the foreground.
I’m not really sure what they were, U.M…
I’m pretty bad with flowers
(and I always forget my dichotomous key in the glove compartment)!
I want to go there now, read a book and practice the ways of the samurai 🙂
I might have an instructional pamphlet laying around here somewhere…
it’s pretty good…
endorsed by Tom Cruise…
Thank you very much, Eden!
Love the mood of this photo! Japanese garden always reminds me of geisha! 😀
Why, thank you so much!
I am often reminded of that very same thing in places like this!
Lovely shot. “Zoh, what’s next zen, ……… an ice-cream koan ?”
Thank you, sir!
Sorry, I couldn’t get past ice cream…
I’m off to look for a big spoon!
Looks like a beautiful place SIG… and real nice aged processing too… Class work as always..
The whole botanical park is very nice, but this is definitely one of my favorite spots there.
Thank you very much, sir – that means a lot – especially coming from someone of your great talents!
I’ve never seen Lost in Translation and now I definitely feel like I’m missing out.
I can’t think of a prettier place to be right now, especially on this cold and dreary day. Gorgeous!
People I’ve talked to usually seem to either love it or hate it…
definitely worth checking it out, though (it’s still one of my favorites).
Oh! I hear you, Nancy! It’s cold and dreary here today, too! Boo!
Beautiful! I love Japanese gardens!
I enjoy them very much, too!
Thank you so much, Fergiemoto!
I really appreciate your kind comment!
It’s beautiful 🙂
You are always so kind, Ms. B!
I thank you!
You welcome 🙂
When I look at this picture, I wish to be there.
I couldn’t ask for a kinder comment, thank you, Ms. B!
Love that movie, love the photo. It’s getting colder here by the day. So nice to see those irises!
It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, too, Dishy!
I hear you! Come-on, spring!!!
As usual, your processing is excellent! When are you going to do a tutorial on how you develop your images?!! 🙂
I’m afraid any tutorial I put together would make no sense and/or manage to be a complete snooze-fest. Still, if anyone ever has any questions about how I altered any image, I’m happy to try pass along some info!
Thank you very much, sir!
Ahh summer… where have you gone? *SIGH* It looks like a warm happy dream… wish I was there!
Is it spring yet?!
Nice colors, It looks like a warm memory.
Thank you, Mr. H!
I wish it was this warm outside right now, too!