Age, is a state of mind... by George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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[Sony a350, Sigma 105mm, f/11, 6sec, LR3 from RAW]

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • JanT
    JanTalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely hue, light, and selective focus, George. Very appealing. (I wish my wattles were a state of mind. But I heartily concur with the concept ;)

  • Thanks Jan, I have a feeling we have had this conversation before ;-) I’m glad you like it!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful texture and detail; it looks made of cloth… and this one is aging beautifully!

  • Thank you my friend :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Jeff Catford
    Jeff Catfordalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks Jeff :-))

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic work George!

  • Thank you my friend, I appreciate your favouring! And my apologies for not being much around lately to comment on your work. I’ve seen some great shots pass by.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, George .. wonderful example of the beauty of aging. You’ve read my mind … I was looking at some daffies of mine that are past their prime and was considering getting out the new macro and seeing what might happen.

  • Do, do, do! There is something I find absolutely fascinating about the distorted shapes and textures of old flowers. Thanks Lois :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Lorilee for favouring it :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • laruecherie
    laruecheriealmost 4 years ago

  • Brilliant! Wonderful! Thank you :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    And in this case, a fine state of mind it is. This is so sharp & so compelling that one can feel the texture just by looking. Excellent image, George. Did someone call you Gorgeous George up there? Oh, no; there is a comma. Gorgeous George was a flamboyant (to put it mildly) professional wrestler in the ‘40s & ’50s ~ ’credited’ by some with bringing pro wrestling to its present peculiar incarnation. AND, he never aged a day in his life, as far as I can tell.

  • LOL Thank you my friend! I can assure you that I have never wrestled in my life, and I am certainly aging!!! :-)) I’m glad you like the picture.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • linaji
    linajialmost 4 years ago
  • Wonderful! thank you very much Linaji :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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