Alabama Bronze

By: Linda Joyce Ott

May 25 2012

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: Conceptual Art, Flowers, Inspiration, Nature, Photo Art, Photography


Focal Length:200mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

This chrysanthemum is part of The Earth Laughs in Flowers, an exhibition of photographs of mums on throughout May at the Hamilton Public Library. You can see and buy my portfolio, The Earth Laughs in Flowers, at 

About the Optimism of Color Blog

For 365 days, I am posting a photo or piece of art that I have created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art after a near death experience.

Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.

All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2012
Links may be used provided that credit is given to

2 comments on “Alabama Bronze”

  1. I’m a great lover of mums, and have many in the front. Here we are offered very few (growing zone 5), and none of the large, fancy varieties such as this gorgeous ‘Alabama Bronze’. It makes me appreciate them all the more–and it’s wonderful you offer them up in your own book!

    • Thank you Lance. I had always thought that mums, my birth flower, were rather boring until I visited Hamilton’s annual Chrysanthemum show and then, as you can tell, I fell in love with them in all their incredible diversity. Linda

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: