Original Art Photography Series by @velimir #188 'The Resource'

in art •  last year 

'The Resource'

Believe it or not, you are looking at a photo of the most important resource there is. The soil is our greatest treasure. People living in cities, like myself, sometimes forget the importance of where the most of the food grows. Everything you eat, except seafood, grows out of this. Sometimes I wonder if we'll wake up before various industries pollute the last square mile of clean land on Earth. Personally, I would ban every form of pollution. No matter the costs, no matter the profits. If we continue poisoning the soil and food we eat, the price we'll pay in the end will come with a super high-interest rate and we'll all end up broke.

This example of macro photography is quite simple. I played with the depth of field, making the top left side slightly out of focus, while to the right it becomes sharper. The deep shadows I've left dark to create dynamics. The black and gold colour scheme works. The soil is above gold. One cannot eat oil, gold, silver or diamonds. I believe that people forget very simple facts too often and add too much value to things that don't support life.

I very much like the small roots. They stand for life. Did you know that all plants are connected underground? There is a fungus called Mycorrhiza connecting all of them and works toward exchanging all of the needed resources between them so that every plant can prosper and grow in a mutually friendly surrounding. I know this because I've filmed a documentary film about scientists who were researching this wonderful phenomenon years ago.

This example from the plant world, my friends, should be a whitepaper for our own doings.

"Buy land because there will never be more of it," a wise man said. "...and keep it clean," I'd add. Maybe you can think of another example of something with a definite and limited supply? :D

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Great thoughts! No one else I know ever posted a picture of soil. We can see the flowers but not where they grow. Good eyes with an unparalleled appreciation of nature!

Really cool pic and well written about.
I agree that we atimes forget how the food we eat is made. Our food supply begins in the soil, the source of everything we eat.
Nearly everything we humans eat can be traced back to soil.
I like that you added "and keep it clean" towards the end of the write up. A healthy land =A healthy people. Erosion has done a lot of damage lets not add more damage to it.
Land is really limited and all thanks to it. As a lover of history, Soil holds the key to Earth's history, containing and preserving artifacts of the planet's past, both its natural and its human/cultural antecedents. You can thank soil for those dinosaur fossils every kid loves to see at a natural history museum as well as the relics that tell us how our own human story evolved. Its already obvious that these ancient artifacts are extinct and hence limited, but land really helped to preserve those fossils that we see in museums today.
I agree with @franklin that time is really limited. Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.” Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end.
Great post @velimir. So many take away lessons. 👍


Well said @georgechuks.
Our time is limited, and the prevailing wisdom is that the more we have of it, the more opportunities there are for us to experience joy and fulfillment.


Nice one there @bridgetoby.
But is that the whole story? Is time really what adds more to life?
I’d argue otherwise. The most important asset in your life isn’t time alone, but attention to the time. The quality of the experiences in your life doesn’t depend on how many hours there are in the day, but in how the hours you have are used.
You can spend 80 years of a life with as much free time as you want and still not get out of it as much as someone who only lived for 40 years but managed to appropriately direct attention to the things that mattered to them.
Although time is indeed limited, with attention, it can be diluted to expand beyond what most other people get out of the same quantity.
Unfortunately, this happens to be harder than it sounds.

Soil is the result of weathering rocks and the remains of organic matter that is destroyed by natural processes.Tanah has a function and a very large role for human life.Tanah utilized by humans as the location of residence and place of escape various activities of human life.Home, buildings and hotels must be built on the ground. It already has economic value because it can be traded or leased. In addition, the land is also used by humans to meet their needs. Various kinds of human food needs land to cultivate it. Agriculture and plantations are human activities in meeting their needs that are in desperate need of land.Tanah provide fertility for the plants that live on it. Soil fertility depends on the type of soil. Soil derived from volcanic material contains various nutrients that can increase soil fertility. The amount and type of nutrients present in the soil should always be balanced. Soil fertility is also done by human behavior in land use. The land that is equally human will become infertile, for example never fertilized and always planted throughout the year without being rested.

Soil pollution occurs when soil contains chemicals that are toxic or otherwise dangerous for humans and other living things. The chemicals may be foreign to the area, or they may be naturally occurring materials that pollute the soil by being present in dangerously high amounts. Soil pollution can have a number of harmful effects on human health. The harmful effects of soil pollution may come from direct contact with polluted soil or from contact with other resources, such as water, that have come in direct contact with the polluted soil.

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You're right, we often put too much value on things that are either unnecessary or meaningless, loosing sight of what actually matters. Life, as you mentioned is what matters the most and one essential element for mainting it is soil, along with water. Both, resources that we niether care about sustaining nor restoring.
We really need to wake up and take measures, in whatever capacity we can, to preserve life.

Your art and it's interpretation is always so profound and thought provoking :)



Yes, we do better with that focus, priority on things that matter more. Upvoted.

Earth is clearly one of the main resources for humanity. The earth is what feeds us. It is absolutely important and we must protect it. In my country, a lot of land is used to grow crops, so Belarus is called an agrarian country, and it is associated with potatoes. Potatoes are our national property :) Therefore, our cuisine is rich in potato dishes and I'll be honest - it's very tasty. Therefore @velimir please visit Belarus and taste our local dishes :)

"Buy land because there will never be more of it," a wise man said. "...and keep it clean," I'd add. Maybe you can think of another example of something with a definite and limited supply? :D

I think the most important resource is time. Time can not be returned and we must use it as efficiently as possible. It's sad to see how many people "kill" their time doing something they do not like.
Therefore, it is worth to appreciate the time, and to spend it comfortably.


Agreed. WE do more as we use what we have and what we stand on and upon. I'm Oatmeal. Upvoted.


First off, as per normal, it is a glorious photograph. The beauty beneath us.

I grew up on a farm. My father and his father absolutely believed that you did not own the ground, you were entrusted as stewards of it. Take care of the dirt and it will take care of you.

I'm one of those guys that will stick his finger in the ground to see how it feels and how it smells. Tells me a lot about how it's cared for.

Thanks for a marvelous post.

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I agree with you. Even we come from the earth and we will be earth. We are star dust in a larger dimension. If only we were able to be more aware of the wisdom that springs from the earth. We would be going in the right direction ... Humility before ego. @dabird

wow wonderful picture bro

you can't eat oil but on the other hand half of the nitrogen found in human tissue comes from natural gas because make nitrogen fertilizer out of natural gas.


there is something special in this beautiful picture, these roots do not contain bristles and can not absorb water, so they need a Mycorrhiza parasite that helps them absorb water

Great Post. Yes, Mother Earth is the Most Valuable thing we have at our feet. We must all learn to take better care of her as she is the reason we live. She feeds us, shelters us and all her Beauty makes us feel better every day.

You took an ordinary image and made it extraordinary with your thoughts

I'm trying gardening and soil can be very fascinating. I'm trying to learn to make super soils and compost teas for organic fertilizing. Also there's no-till where you plant other little things like clovers in the pot so it's like in the woods. The woods feeds itself from leaves and branches that fall.

Did you dig that with your hands? Where is the dirt from??? The roots are look bleak but they are life. This is interesting, I like how I cannot see anything man made in this like a shovel mark or finger indentations. Good shot!!

Well said. Modern world where has its unlimited charms, its dark side is spoiling nature. Every natural product is becoming scarce with the increase in population and countries especially China is indulging towards producing artificial products.
Must to mention, great click and good read.

Reminds me of the wonders of farmers. We love dirt because we come from dirt. We can do better independently and as we come together in free markets and everything. I'm Oatmeal. Liked. Shared. Upvoted. Resteemed.

I insist that everything we need was given to us by God in nature and simply the large corporations hide this to obtain a lot money. We just need more awareness.

Especially buy a land with a source of water, with global warming, polution and population increasing having a source of water to grow your crops will definitly bring you profit in the future, the guy that the "big short" was based on actually bought a lot of land connected to water for the same reason

Farmers are better knows than people leaving in the city that, the soil is our greatest treasure, and in your micro photography you have nicely explained.

I never looked at the inter-connection of life underground. This is a new perspective for me. I didn't even think about doing photographs of the earth! Now I have a new inspiration. Thanks for that. :)

Wow, definitely true, the soil is a very important resource which often we do not give much value. I loved your post...

We are losing this precious resource rapidly. Big Agro has decided that chemical inputs into the soil is what it takes to feed us all... Without building up the soil with real nutrients we are doomed!!! Thank you for your important post!

  ·  last year (edited)

I agree with your opinion, I personally try to keep the soil to remain organic that has a good nutrient content so suitable for farming and survive for our children and grandchildren later, save our earth

Well said. The only thing more valuable I can think of is time, also not able to be created. A definite finite resource. Spend it well. Use your time to build up your soil.


Agreed, and Steemit helps us save time, for example. Upvoted.

'Human resources are like natural resources. nice photos. upvoted

This is and inspiring photography really mesmerized looking forward for more beautiful pictures like this keep it up good luck regards! Cheers!

nice information bro

This is outstanding photography extremely entranced searching forward for more lovely pictures like this keep it up good fortunes respects....

yeah,nice one, keep it up

Actually your every post..I love it..And actually your every inspiration post..I like it...
Thanks for sharing...

  ·  last year (edited)

I love non subject photography. It's so subtle but so complex at the same time! This photo reminds me of a Jackson Pollock piece.

Your post is given me some inspiration about something.
The best post @velimir

The soil is one of the most important resource we can think of. Food chain started from the soil.

Human is made of a soil, and will return to the soil.

Wonderful details nature art magical.

If you really care about art this is my work feel free to take a look at my last post for more details.


The soil along with the water is what really matters, thanks for sharing some thoughts and pics!

This earth and what it gives us is very important. we must be thankful


You are probably the first person to make a picture of dirt interesting.

I strongly believe that!
BTW, Nice shot @velimir

Yet another great post! Love it

This is a great article. 😉 @atjehsteemit

You are so popular here! WOW

“Great civilisations have almost invariably had good soils as one of their chief natural resources” (Nyle C Brady ‘Nature and Properties of Soils”)

Considering how we have impoverished and polluted our land, it mean that (...)?

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Dear Sir @velimir
You are the best artist and photographer and real history maker.
Fact:- cought in my eyes.
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Everyone has hundreds, maybe thousands in their
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argument is: What happened here? Images don’t age
or warp. A great photographer’s strings never go out
of tune.
It is for this reason that we need photographers. They
are the ones who sort all the chaos of the world into
images that bring clarity to the free-for-all of life. They
are the witnesses and artists who can distill the
mayhem and beauty that surrounds us. They call our
attention to the things we miss in our everyday lives
and they call our attention to events and people at a
great distance from our own patch of the universe.
When they direct our eyes and hearts with precision
and honesty, we know what we know differently and
better. Photographers teach us to look again, look
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An great wishes for you that " best of luck " its ever.
great to share

highly motivated. because of the land that plays an important role on this earth. Thank you very much.

great thoughts,I like him

Totally agree 100% nice post @velimir

Interesting read 🤓

Nature surprises us every day more with its beauty, we really live in a paradise, which we must take care of. and contemplate

At first I was wondering ,why the picture, what's so unique about it?but after going through the write-up I realised the concept and brain behind the picture is creative.much knowledge added from this post

I love photography. Photography is nature and nature is photography.
Pictures reflect the beauty of nature.

Thanks a lot for sharing

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Thanks for this photography, i like this art. i wait your next post. best of luck.

Hermosas fotografías amiga, éxitos y bendiciones para ti. Saludos desde Venezuela.

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I really enjoyed reading this. I often feel the same way about the way we use our soil and also our water.

@velimir I appreciate your thoughts about soil how important part of your ecosystem. Soil the is not just a dust or powder it is our motherland. We should have great love for them because it give us everything "Like water underground that we people drink, the vegetable that we eat the fruits that very juicy. And even tree that grow their roots inside and rips outside give us oxygen which is very important for our life without it we can't do anything or die within 1 minutes just "
But Almighty God give such a blessing to us but its difficult to consider our acts what we people doing with it. I know including me and all of you are very busy and focused in your life but its our moral duty to save the nature that saves our lives
simply its not to be bad to say this time

"If we destroy our own resources then how can you be alive"
Alarming question!!!

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woow beautiful

Did you go another planet?

I'm a big fan of France's (semi)recent movements including required rooftop gardens, etc. My landlord's been getting pissed at me lately about my compost bin, saying it's "unnecessary". i find it quite useful.

Nice picture!