Sunday, September 19, 2010

Flower Power


wikipedia defines "flower power" as a slogan used by the American counterculture movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance.


this comes to mind when we review the classic edsa revolution pictures where nuns, children and civilians offered flowers to the soldiers who tried to remain impassive in the face of a peaceful revolution symbolized by a bunch of flowers.


this was the same exact thought when i saw the garden of flowers growing wild and abundantly inside the ancient cemetery of boljoon church. children played hide and seek in the compound, a rather interesting juxtaposition of youth and death in a place that held the secret of the dead in colorful palates of reds, greens and yellows.


the dead posed no resistance and passively tolerated the boisterous noise of the youth running around. flower power indeed.













2 comments:

Anonymous said...

love the vivid colors in this set! did you use any post process technique to accomplish this one?

Cacho said...

hmmm i don't have any post processing to change the colors, but i do have sharpening techniques (c/o manny librodo) as well as a modified curves technique that i've developed to increase saturation and contrast without having to blow-out the overall colors. just in case you're interested, do send me an email so i can share, i am also using adobe photoshop cs2 as my engine. enjoy the pics :)

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