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Old April 21st, 2018, 10:46 AM
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The sun is shining out there today but we still have so much snow. I did a shoot this morning of green apples, and although the images we good or okay, nothing really excited me about them. When I went to post-process them, I got distracted by images taken of tulips a couple of weeks ago and I played there instead. I found this one image where I loved the shapes created, the texture of the tulips and the glass bottles but found that the color was distracting and by turning them black and white, I could keep the focus where I wanted. So, I'm sharing it with you; I hope you enjoy it too! :-) Maggie


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Old April 21st, 2018, 11:11 AM
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A very precise analytical view of spring beauty. This is meticulous work and shows your skill in arrangements.


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The sun is shining out there today but we still have so much snow. I did a shoot this morning of green apples, and although the images we good or okay, nothing really excited me about them. When I went to post-process them, I got distracted by images taken of tulips a couple of weeks ago and I played there instead. I found this one image where I loved the shapes created, the texture of the tulips and the glass bottles but found that the color was distracting and by turning them black and white, I could keep the focus where I wanted. So, I'm sharing it with you; I hope you enjoy it too! :-) Maggie





I try with my flowers but you and Wolfgang Plattner seem to excel by instinct!

I was surprised by the B&W, but there is a lot of contrasting textures, form, shape and shading that hiding color provides a deeper examination of your compositions strengths.

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Old April 21st, 2018, 11:36 AM
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great artwork, Maggie, much appreciated!
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Old April 21st, 2018, 11:50 AM
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A very precise analytical view of spring beauty. This is meticulous work and shows your skill in arrangements.







I try with my flowers but you and Wolfgang Plattner seem to excel by instinct!

I was surprised by the B&W, but there is a lot of contrasting textures, form, shape and shading that hiding color provides a deeper examination of your compositions strengths.

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Thank you, Asher and I will admit, composition for me is very instinctual. I don't really think about it too much, I just move things until they appeal to me. I don't know about Wolfgang, but I think he may also be this way. :-) Maggie
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Old April 21st, 2018, 11:51 AM
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Thank you Wolfgang; I'm happy you like it! :-) Maggie
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That is wonderful. It is as if the tulips were dancing!
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That is wonderful. It is as if the tulips were dancing!
Thank you, Jerome. Funny you should say this, as a friend photographer from Netherlands told me it made him think of "Rites of Spring" by Stravinsky.. and I agree, they look like ballet dancers! Glad you like it! :-) Maggie
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That's a very nice shot.
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Old April 25th, 2018, 10:16 AM
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Weldone Brosky, Appreciate your concept.
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Lovely art captured.
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Beautiful done and work so well in B & W. Looks like a drawing.
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Old May 14th, 2018, 06:42 AM
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Thank you very much, Roshni :-) Maggie
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Beautiful done and work so well in B & W. Looks like a drawing.
Thank you, Peter. It does have a bit of the look of a drawing, but no filters added, just turned into black and white. Glad you like it. :-) Maggie
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Great black and white Maggie ! :)
This time a black and white instead of the usual color...
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Old May 15th, 2018, 06:58 AM
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Great black and white Maggie ! :)
This time a black and white instead of the usual color...
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Thank you, Antonio. I do both, and it always depends on different factors. Sometimes you need the color to be removed to appreciate the composition and the textures. I think anyways. It's like some street photography, where when you want to focus on a human reaction etc., sometimes taking away the color helps focus on that, as the color can overwhelm the situation. Both can be beautiful but bring the eye and mind to a different place. Thank you for taking a look! :-) Maggie
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