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White Cyclamen 3

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 3 March 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Playing around with borders.

NIKON D300 1/3 second F/16.0 ISO 125 105 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I'm loving your experiments and inventiveness....
This is a handsome, dramatic border....I think it's color, however, 'appears' a little stronger than the flower, and the flower then becomes diminished.
Have you tried giving the flower a bit deeper tone?

3 Mar 2010 6:59am

@Dulcie: Dulcie: Thank you for sharing your opinion and for encouraging my experimentation. I agree with your assessment.

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

First of all, this is another nice Cyclamen portrait. I like borders and even such a big border may work. It may work in case when subject in a photo is big or interesting enough to grab viewers attention and keep it. Here the thin brown border grabs the attention and takes it to the photo but the subject in there is quite small and of the colours very similar to the background and also the border so it can't keep my attention for longer time. I think that if the flower would have been shot in vertical composition the blossom would have taken more place and such a big border might have worked better.

3 Mar 2010 7:36am

@Tomas Turecek: Tomas: Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. I agree with them. When will we see new flower images from you?

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

This has to be one of my favorites of the cyclamen series. So very delicate. Very fitting of the flower.

3 Mar 2010 5:09pm

@Larry Lefever: Thank you so much. Now that I look at the image after more than a week, I don't fully like the different whites. Will have to play with it some more.

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very beautiful realization, good framing, splendid, cheer!

3 Mar 2010 5:31pm

@theys: Thank you.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is extremely brave and quite an adventure. I can see you have made a whole host of difficult decisions in presenting this in such a novel way. The choice of the stem-color for the inner line is so cool.

3 Mar 2010 10:31pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you, Ronnie. You always find something positive and unique to say. I do feel I'm on an adventure, and am having such a good time! Of course, you and Lillie know all about adventures in photography.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

So pure, so beautiful. Excellent presentation!

4 Mar 2010 1:02am

@Betty: Thank you so much, Betty!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, United States

Beautiful !!!

4 Mar 2010 1:43am

@Susan: Thank you!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, United States

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4 Mar 2010 2:11am

@Susan: Thanks for the info.

Yvonne from United States

a very peaceful image

4 Mar 2010 2:07pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

I do so love these monochromatic muti-toned images. Beautiful!!!

4 Mar 2010 5:34pm

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

Love the high key look and the very wide border around this image, Anita. Very nice!

27 Jul 2010 2:36pm

@Russ Devan: Thanks, Russ. I'm hoping to do a series of cyclamen this winter.

1/3 second
ISO 125
105 mm