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Book with Lily

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 2 March 2009 in Miscellaneous.

This is the third of the photo challenges my photo-buddy Mary Brooks-Brown and I set for ourselves. The topic is "Books." Of course, I had to do something with flowers. The lilies came from flowers my husband got as a welcome home gift.

Our prior challenges were:
Crayons, and Heart.

You are invited to the opening reception of the Oxford Arts Alliance Photographic Invitational Show, which includes three of my photographs, Friday March 6, 2009 5-8pm), 38 S. 3rd St., Oxford, PA 19363. www.oxfordart.org. See About, below for more information.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 2/1 second F/32.0 ISO 100 60 mm


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
Artist Connection .

- Orange Dahlia
- Pumpkin Light
- Swallowtail Butterfly
- Sunrise in Window
- Wisteria
- Geese Crossing Road
- Moon [

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful shot anita

2 Mar 2009 5:03am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love it - would make a lovely geeting card

2 Mar 2009 11:06am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thank you!

Mary from Exton, United States

Beautiful Anita!!! I love the idea that you added flowers to this post to match the book picture:) I would expect nothing less. I feel a story with this picture! Nice whites, lines and pov...
Enjoy your flowers:) and Thank you for doing this project with me too!!!!!

2 Mar 2009 12:11pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

So lovely. Interesting lighting -- high key feel to it. How sweet of your husband to give you flowers on your return. :) Now, you know I'm off to check out Mary's version of the book theme!

2 Mar 2009 1:53pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is wonderful. Really excellent shot. Very creative and nicely executed.

2 Mar 2009 2:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Beautiful shot, Anita! Superb composition! Let's hear it for husbands who love their lovely wives!!!

2 Mar 2009 2:53pm

@john4jack: Indeed! Hurrah for loving and thoughtful husbands!!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Rather elegant. The white background fits superbly.

2 Mar 2009 3:34pm

Marcie from United States

Very creative. Love the simplicity..the elegance. Love this 'project' you're doing..and how it is evolving.

2 Mar 2009 5:05pm

Frida from Sweden

So beautiful and very creative. Well captured!

2 Mar 2009 8:40pm

Magda from Canada

Brilliant! Love the idea! The clarity and colour are superb!

3 Mar 2009 4:13am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Marvelous still life imqage, Anita.

3 Mar 2009 11:49am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very nice image. Beautiful job!

3 Mar 2009 2:12pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This is an extremely fine photograph . . love the clean hi-key field while still retaining all essential detail. This really is good.

4 Mar 2009 10:45pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you!!

edvatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Anita, this is a beautiful image all the way around. I have just two small nits or really one nit in two places. The very top petal of lily just blends into the white background on my monitor. The edge is lost. Same goes for left page at top (on left side of the image). Just two tiny nits. But a wonderful image.

7 Mar 2009 1:13am

2/1 second
ISO 100
60 mm