Tuesday 19 July 2011

Landscape and Lighting.....

Having beautiful landscaped gardens around oneself is becoming increasingly important these days. The reasons are many, but one that is my top of mind recall is good health. With good health, follows all other things. I am from Bangalore in India. This place is traditionally known as the Garden City with its beautiful formal public gardens. Unfortunately with the city expanding at a rapid rate, it is making way for a lot of residential and commercial apartment complexes. Although, I am happy to see Bangalore listed as a Global city, it saddens me to see the large gardens vanishing and making way for concrete. 

With all these said, it is important to mention that most of these apartment complexes in Bangalore today are giving a lot of importance to landscaping to whatever extent possible. Landscaping a public place should not only consider aesthetic aspects, but also environmental and socio-behavioural issues as well.

Here is  a post which focuses on landscaping and lighting. A few shots of a beautiful garden near my house which recently hosted a Light Festival.

A garden is naturally beautiful in daylight with its rich natural hues in various colours. The beauty can be totally transformed at night with some beautiful lighting effect.
The leaves look bluish with the special down-lighters that flicker every few seconds

The tower in different colours of  lighting

The complimentary coloured  red and green lighting....a challenge to nature

The rock separator turns fiery red and bright orange

A fairy tale effect

Up-lighters and Down-lighters create a dramatic effect on these green leaves

As the day light faded, safety lighting was provided at all areas for easy movement. This is very important in all public parks.
(All Photographs are shot by me and are solely for Cherishing Spaces, please do not use without permission)
Location: Killesberg Park, Stuttgart, Germany


Sarmistha said...

Wow what stunning place!even sometimes man things create so much visual beauty.

My Inspired Reality said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I really enjoyed looking at every photo:):)

Nayana said...

beautiful park...loved the pic with swans!

Sumana @ Colours in my mind said...

Gorgeous landsacape lighting. We are currently in search of lighting for our abckyard and frontyard. Though it'sbeen 1 1/2 yrs but we still haven't gotten into it.It's harder to choose than interior lighting.

Deepa Gopal said...

Awesome Vasudha:)))

Mirella Parer said...

Belle fotografie!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Thanks for the visit and sweet comment. Btw, I'm admiring all your creativity here so can you please share your creative posts at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

Fabiola said...

Amazing lighting!!