Sunday, August 23, 2015

Boy and Limes

This photo was shot at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA. I toured Hearst Castle right before driving up the Pacific Coast Highway last month. The photo was manipulated a lot, which should be obvious from viewing it. Among other things, I glitched it (there's actually at least three different glitched versions blended together) and painted in the background.
After finishing this, I googled lime trees to see if there was any interesting symbolism. Among other things, lime trees are a symbol of romantic, secret love. 'Under the lime-trees' was a meeting place for lovers. I'd like to think that some gardner at Hearst Castle planted the lime tree next to the statue of the youth for that reason, but in all likelihood, the placement was coincidental. Prints, shirts, and other stuff here

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