251 star magnolia


"Van Vorst Park" Jersey City. (Canon A60, 2006)
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Apr 4, 2006

30 comments:

jlbussey said...

I like them both! The pink looks so delicate against the blue sky, you just want to taste them, like they were strawberry ice cream. But the b&w is where you really can focus on the play of light and shadow. Very nice!

Keith said...

It worked fine in B&W till i saw the colour version. Blossom then daffodils then tulips then......I love winter.

Sidney said...

I prefer the color version! I miss those gorgeous colors in the b&w version!
BEAUTIFUL !

Rajesh Dangi said...

wow

david said...

Beautiful image!

pooh said...

lovely light halos, makes this image feel very "light" to me, very evocative of spring.

bruno said...

its long long time i saw the spring, yeah...yesterday we have beautiful spring for the first time this year, and today its snowing....grrr but, your photos makes me feel like its spring outside :)

micki said...

So lovely! They seem to be glowing.

clarence said...

I think I'm with Keith, the black and white is great, but I prefer the color. Cool shot!

àsìkò said...

when i shoot flowers i never convert to b&w, today U have thought me otherwise, very nice

Nicola said...

Thanks for showing us both the b&w and the color version. I actually prefer the one with colors - they are just so vibrant!

ebe said...

I think that the colors version is very nice, but your b&w is really great.

Brent Vermilyea said...

I like both versions, but the black and white gives off a lot more emotion for me. Either shot, though, is great. I like the highlights you present in the BW version. Regards, Brent

ana said...

I love the pink, but the b/w is a stonger photo.

Suby said...

One of those few shot where on can actually say, I really do not know which I prefer, however, since I am a monochrome man, the monochrome wins.

Lovbe the way the light sort of hits the top of the flower.

Good good capture.

Suby

photo-effe said...

great B/W work

folowers without colours Great!


Bravo

Legabal said...

I prefer this b&W. Wind of shades, they seem to dance the flowers.

Dia said...

Very beautiful! :)
The B&W is really nice but I truly enjoyed the color one;)

Adam Lee Dalziel said...

you have osme great work here - the body of work is has a great quality to it - I like that you take predominantly BW pictures -
I reallly like the manhatten bridge post


Will be visiting again, and again


AD

Adam Lee Dalziel said...

thanks for the comments - nice to get a new visitor -

Thanks -

AD

Ashish Sidapara said...

Wow, both the color/b&w shots look great!

jamie lang said...

EGADS - pefect!

Still said...

What a superb flower shot...I like a lot the transparences..

rayts said...

B&W really creates this certain feeling one cannot get with colored photo. I dunno, but I kept looking the colored version and this one and they totally create a separate emotion. The one in B&W has a dreamy-feel to it, very artistic if you know what I mean. It leaves a certain mystery like, I keep thinking what the color of the flower might be. Whereas in the colored version...it's pink that's it. Well, it's just my stupid thinking talking again. I haven't been here for awhile so that explains it. Have i told you, this blog feels homey? It's like I belong here...the images you portray here are the closest thing possible. And they say, in photography, everything is just an approximation of everthing that is 'real'.

:-)

壁虎 said...

Nice flower shots! Lovely tones. Flower shots only attracts me when the background is in b/w. Good work. ;)

Timmybomb said...

It's a beautiful shot. Great DOF. I'm partial to the colour version, but both are lovely photos.

Ash said...

Absolutely splendid....i am speechless!

Fantom Poet said...

This has a glowing dreamy quality about it producing in B & W the sensation which you get of the colours in real life ...a really good shot.

John said...

Nice spring shot

BrossanovA said...

They look like shining. great composition. I like the contrast with the sky.