It's calm under the waves in the blue of my oblivion

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© Amber Gregory
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UploadedDecember 19, 2008
TakenOctober 7, 2008
Exposure1/800 sec at f/1.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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Daisies bloom in Berkeley, California, in October 2008. Taken at the Jesuit School of Theology, where a gorgeous, incredibly serene garden is always in bloom!

Canon 350D, 50mmf/1.8 lens


In the Look Closer - Berkeley, CA photo essay.

90 responses

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Nice floral image here!

  • Brenda Burk

    Brenda Burk gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    cool shot

  • Alicia Aguirre

    Alicia Aguirre gave props (19 Dec 2008):


  • Sarah

    Sarah gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    How do you get these tones?!?! Love love love this

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Awesome DOF!!! Beautiful saturation... peaceful... gets my vote!!!

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    I really love this!

  • Randolph Barry

    Randolph Barry (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    It made me think of my dreams. Wonderful picture!

  • John Adams

    John Adams gave props (19 Dec 2008):


  • Scott Derryberry

    Scott Derryberry gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    beautiful capture! voted!!

  • Gasin Trossen

    Gasin Trossen gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    I love this shot.

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Beautifully captured!!! Great composition!!!!

  • Robert Carey

    Robert Carey gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    One of the best in this theme! Love it.

  • A F

    A F gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    very beautiful, vote..

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    This is so so beautiful and wonderful..voted.

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    nice capture

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Lovely shot!

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    great stuff. love the colour contrast and DOF nice framing too

  • Elliot Ross

    Elliot Ross (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Amazing colors!

  • Coreesi

    Coreesi gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Nice Shot. Very Zen.

  • Joseph Rotindo

    Joseph Rotindo said (20 Dec 2008):

    wow. the depth of focus and the individuality of each flower really sets this apart from so many other florals I've seen...including my own!
    nice work!

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (20 Dec 2008):

    beautiful! voting!

  • Wesley Neill

    Wesley Neill said (20 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful use of DOF, I love how the colors fade away to that pretty magenta blue wash and the contrast against the bright white.

  • Tamara Long

    Tamara Long (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    very cute...dainty

  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Love this !

  • Patrick Marella

    Patrick Marella gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Gorgeous! Great capture !

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic! Voted for!

  • Sadayuki Terakoshi

    Sadayuki Terakoshi said (21 Dec 2008):

    Nice blue! I like this!

  • Lundby

    Lundby said (21 Dec 2008):

    this is definately a great shot to get published...Ill be cheering for you! I voted~

  • Pierre Simard

    Pierre Simard said (21 Dec 2008):

    u got my vote, nice colors, the texture is well done, cool picutre :)

  • James Watson

    James Watson gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    I Love It !

  • jose gonzalez

    jose gonzalez said (21 Dec 2008):

    This is absolutely Gorgeous... thanks for the comment... and without a doubt a big V from me. Great work!

  • Leo Bello

    Leo Bello gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic colour. Caught my attention from the get-go. Got my vote.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Voted! Wonderful colors and composition.

  • Tyler G

    Tyler G said (21 Dec 2008):

    i like the retro look of it
    and the purple background which tells its not outside and the depth change... nice shot

  • Clay Lipsky

    Clay Lipsky gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    wicked shot & colors


    FALCON LARA OSCAR said (22 Dec 2008):

    Wow, this is so cool !

  • Melvin Caraan

    Melvin Caraan said (22 Dec 2008):

    stunning capture. really cool!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Excellent shot! Love the depth of field.

  • Will Williams

    Will Williams said (22 Dec 2008):

    Good use of DOF, adds a level of complexity

  • Jennie Albone

    Jennie Albone said (22 Dec 2008):

    Stunning tones and depth of field.

  • Robert Ruscansky

    Robert Ruscansky said (22 Dec 2008):

    This is truly 'zen'...Love the Fiona reference too!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Nice. "Yeah!" R

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Another beautiful shot!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    gorgeous capture!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Its a beautiful blue & overall capture! Wonderfully done Amber!

  • Mbego A

    Mbego A gave props (23 Dec 2008):

    Great shot! Nice depth!

  • Paul Mitsuda

    Paul Mitsuda said (23 Dec 2008):

    love it. great shot

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2008):

    Yeah It rocks!!!

  • rob wright

    rob wright said (23 Dec 2008):

    perfect photo. nicely done.

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones gave props (23 Dec 2008):

    Wow! that is beautiful! I love the blue!!!!

  • Charlene Gervais

    Charlene Gervais said (23 Dec 2008):


  • Nicholas Freeman

    Nicholas Freeman (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    amazing composition, this is a masterpiece. great job.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (25 Dec 2008):

    My vote

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar gave props (25 Dec 2008):

    Serenity indeed. Voted!

  • Oksana Skiba

    Oksana Skiba gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    Simple & lovely! I like the way you play with DOF!

  • Jen Kiaba

    Jen Kiaba said (29 Dec 2008):

    Ive been looking through all of your work and I just want you to know how breathtaking I found it all!
    You have my vote!

  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    very zen. very beautiful image. stunning. my vote.

  • Shannon Tunks

    Shannon Tunks gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    This is really beautiful. Thumbs up!

  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (19 Jan 2009):

    Wonderful colors! Got my vote!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (20 Jan 2009):

    Yep ... pretty all right, alright!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (25 Jan 2009):

    Back. Forgot to vote. Done!

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (28 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful image and I love the title. Gets my vote!

  • Giovan Battista D'Achille

    Giovan Battista D'Achille said (17 Feb 2009):

    love it!

  • mark regester

    mark regester (Deleted) gave props (23 Feb 2009):

    so voted.

  • coco rose

    coco rose gave props (4 Mar 2009):

    got my the colors

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (10 Mar 2009):

    I'm in awe of this beautifully presented photo! Definetly got my vote.

  • Lina Palmerin

    Lina Palmerin said (10 Mar 2009):

    love the colors

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (17 Mar 2009):

    Pure and beautiful...Love it. It rocks!!!!!

  • Krzysztof B.

    Krzysztof B. said (25 Mar 2009):

    beautiful picture! great colors!!

  • Ratree Sarasree

    Ratree Sarasree gave props (19 Apr 2009):

    very pretty

  • lisa anderson

    lisa anderson gave props (26 Apr 2009):

    wow. gorgeous colour

  • David Bowden

    David Bowden gave props (6 May 2009):

    Super Sat... voted !

  • Lasse Jesper Pedersen

    Lasse Jesper Pedersen gave props (7 May 2009):

    Thank you for you comment on my photo. I thought i would stop by your site, to see your work. This is an amazing picture. Love the blue colours.

  • João Torres

    João Torres gave props (7 May 2009):


  • Michael Diamond

    Michael Diamond said (7 May 2009):

    Simple and stunning...beautiful image!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2009):

    Artistic to the nth and strikingly beautiful. So simple and soulstirring. Very zen. Voting yeah.

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2009):

    Zenfully gorgeous!!

  • Francesco Torrisi

    Francesco Torrisi gave props (7 May 2009):


  • Bob Douglas

    Bob Douglas gave props (7 May 2009):

    I love this style of yours it's really well done.

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (7 May 2009):

    wow, spectacular!!!

  • Albino Tonnina

    Albino Tonnina gave props (7 May 2009):


  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (8 May 2009):

    Yes! it is zen!

  • Anna Migdal

    Anna Migdal gave props (10 May 2009):

    I like this :)

  • Karl Abbott

    Karl Abbott (Deleted) gave props (11 May 2009):

    A beautiful shot!

  • Luc Bussieres

    Luc Bussieres (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2009):

    Superb! - got my vote

  • Ingz

    Ingz (Deleted) gave props (13 Jul 2009):

    very beautiful.

  • Rich Spencer

    Rich Spencer gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    Stunning colouration!

  • Brandon Pendred

    Brandon Pendred said (23 Dec 2009):

    great colors and compo!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    WOW! This is just beautiful. Very well done...

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    the blues is very nice!!

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