Purple Lotus

I photographed several lotus flowers for a concept engagement shoot last week (see my last post).  After searching high and low, I finally located a flower distributor who obtained this unique flower for me.

Also known as water lillies, they don’t always open.  If they do, they have a tendency to open and close.  Because of this, they are rarely used in floral arrangements.  It was suggested that I pour wax into the center to keep the petals open.  I couldn’t bear the thought of such sacrilege!  So, I photographed them in their natural state over the course of several days.

For Buddhists, the purple lotus symbolizes spirituality and mysticism.  I was certainly captivated by it.

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