I like the non-traditional nature of the subject – droopy flowers aren’t popular – aided by your choice of B&W to express more effectively the impression they made on you.
I think the photo of the day shots are extraordinarily beautiful and do not seem to follow the same path as those chosen for the daily dozen which seem to be quirky and ....unusual. I love these shots.
Fantastic shading and crisp detail! Good idea there, putting it in black and white. I do that from time to time as well but they hardly ever come up this clear:(
Ca artist plastic, mi se pare culmea... "rafinamentului" să faci o fotografie lipsită de culoare unei flori! Fiindcă tocmai culoarea face diferenţa - în cazul de faţă, între lalele şi nişte foi de varză în miniatură. Sorry!
Thank you to everyone for their kind words and positive feedback today. Honoured that you all like my photo so much!
What WAS "pretty in pink" is now Gorgeous in black and white!! Would love to see this in a frame hanging on my wall. Perfect and the raindrops enhanced the beauty!
Cheryl, of all those other tulips you chose to shoot these ones, and your idea to get these 'I'm tired' beauties, is really something else. The black and white enhances what is a great photograph,and the result of innovative thinking. So thanks lots. j.e.s.......
Bunches/groups of flower heads are a tough subject to make an interesting image from but you've cracked it here. Very gritty indeed. Excellent.
I think that conversion to bw was a very good idea-it just brings a bit more "drama"to an excellent capture anyway..congrats
@T Branning - It can be very hard but I trust manual focus more than auto these days and then I find the photos are a lot sharper. Plus it takes so-o-o much practice! One in 100 are this crisp. Keep at it and you'll find there are more successful attempts all the time :)
@Dan Mihalache - that's a fair comment, but I probably would have given the miniature cabbages the same black and white treatment because I was specifically after the sense of drama and emotive quality that black and white lends the composition. Thank you for your feedback - it helps us hone our skills to see our art and photography through other people's eyes!
@Kari Simkins - the details for the shot are all on the original post:
@Joy Saldanha BIG ONE
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