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Another Magnolia Portrait - a Study in Black and White

This is a discussion on Another Magnolia Portrait - a Study in Black and White within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; This is another from an entire album of magnolias I shot this past spring. I ...

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    Default Another Magnolia Portrait - a Study in Black and White

    This is another from an entire album of magnolias I shot this past spring. I was playing around with light and shadow, looking for a little more drama - not entirely sure I got what I wanted - it seems a bit subdued compared to the color photos....

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    Pretty! I like the shapes and contrasts. If I were any kind of artist, I think I'd pull out the charcoals and start sketching right now!

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    I love the magnolia blooms! Very nice black and white....

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    Love this photo, Maura. Nice!

    cheers,
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    It's lovely! Looks more like a drawing than a photo.

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    Thanks, y'all. After my real kids, and my other orchids, taking photos of just about everything I can is one of my greatest enjoyments - it's especially useful when all you have left of a beloved plant is the picture. (Believe me, I have many, many photos of various plants, mostly orchids, the memories of which need a little pictorial filling in.) As for my real kids - at 17 and 20, I treasure ANY photos they allow ANYONE to take of them - and these days, it's generally not me. ("Mo-om - not now, please - not right here in front of everybody - you're embarrassing me!")

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    That photo is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Maura! Is it ok if you send me a copy (email) so i can print it and hang it on canvas? It is a stunner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    That photo is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Maura! Is it ok if you send me a copy (email) so i can print it and hang it on canvas? It is a stunner!
    Absolutely, Jordan! thank you for such a nice compliment. PM me your email and I'll send you the attachment.

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    Very nice, Maura.

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    Love it!

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