Thursday, May 7, 2020

Agave photo overload

I was asked to submit photos for possible inclusion in an upcoming book on agaves so I combed through tens of thousands of photos from the last 10 years. I knew I had taken a lot of plant pictures, but I was still surprised by the sheer number.

The images I selected run the gamut from wide-angle shots to close-ups, and they show dozens of different species, including some mangaves. I have no idea how many will make it into the book—it may be none, one, a few, or a dozen. It all depends on which particular gaps need to be filled.

I thought I'd share thumbnails of my submission with you, not only because it's always fun to see agave pictures, but also because they highlight the huge variety that exists within the genus.

Lean back and enjoy!































Whew, that was more than you expected, right?

I hope you enjoyed these images. They were taken in private and public gardens as well as nurseries in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Hawaii.



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12 comments:

  1. I can't even!!! Damn. Whenever I'm down I'll pull up this post and just overload my senses with agave beauty. Hoping that many of these make the cut, and I can't wait to find out more about the book!

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    1. Your comment made my day :-)

      I'll be sure to post more info as the project evolves.

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  2. Beautiful photos of some stunning agaves. Wish I could grow more. I am sure they will have trouble choosing.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. You can grow quite a few in Austin. Maybe not the xeric desert species...

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  3. Given the volume of photos and their quality, I think they could make a stand-alone book of their own, Gerhard! Anything the requesting party doesn't use should be reserved for your first coffee table book.

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    1. Very kind of you to say! An agave book is definitely a project I'd like to pursue. I'm hoping that I'll be able to travel to Mexico to take habitat photos. The coronavirus pandemic has to end at some point...

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  4. Wow! So many gorgeous shots not sure how they will choose. Eagerly awaiting your first book.

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  5. Gorgeous photos of gorgeous plants. Your own gardening experience with agaves would be very welcome in a book!

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  6. Sensory explosion! Stunning pictures. I can't even imagine the number lovely agave shots that were left on the cutting room floor, so to speak. Please keep us updated on the book progression.

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  7. you know how you read every once in a while somebody proclaims such and such is THE most beautiful agave, well these stunning photos prove that there are so many amazingly gorgeous agaves -- you can't pick just one!

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