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Hi all and hope are well! Somthing a little different as inspired by so many on the conversion from color to b&w\sepia with flowers as it gives the flower a nice feel. Will post the color version later in the week! hope you like!

stay well
tonymarq

Camera:Canon Digital Rebel
Lens:28 80mm set @ macro
Recording media:transend compact flash 80
Title:Darkness into beauty
Username:tonymarq tonymarq
Uploaded:26 Nov 2006 - 7:17 AM
Tags:Black & white, Flowers & plants
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AnnaBanana
AnnaBanana e2 Member 8119 forum postsAnnaBanana vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 7:20 AM

Tony, this works beautifully -- the shadow and light combine with the tones to bring out the detail of the gerbera. I really like how it almost seems to be floating in midair, too!

Anna Smile

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bliba
bliba e2 Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 7:24 AM

great detail and toning my friend


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ollie

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KBan
KBan e2 Member 9469 forum postsKBan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 7:56 AM

hi Tony, it's a beauty, well presented
keith

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Wooly
Wooly e2 Member 9112 forum postsWooly vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 8:08 AM

Very nice light on this Tony.

Alan

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 8:27 AM

A nice hint of sepia I see here Tony. nice capture
Mike

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TommyStr
TommyStr e2 Member 9TommyStr vcard Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 8:55 AM

Remarkable flower-shot Tony, well presented. Looks great in bnw (+ toning)
Tommy

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 9326 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
26 Nov 2006 - 8:56 AM

Very nicely done indeed.....

Ali

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 9:31 AM

Love what you've done Tony, although it looks rather Sepia on my monitor.
A rather etheral feel to it.
Hilary

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Dotrob
Dotrob e2 Member 9Dotrob vcard Wales
26 Nov 2006 - 10:11 AM

Looks great,super detail.
Dot

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat e2 Member 9Phoebecat vcard Italy
26 Nov 2006 - 11:12 AM

Aren't gerberas great to photogrpahp? Well done - like it

Matt

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RoddBC
RoddBC e2 Member 940 forum postsRoddBC vcard United States
26 Nov 2006 - 11:22 AM

This is so gorgeous Tony. Great work!

Rodd

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Joline
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26 Nov 2006 - 11:22 AM

Excellent conversion. This has such beautiful tones, and detail.

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thorn
thorn e2 Member 10124 forum poststhorn vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 11:45 AM

Like it,i love it.Tony it's magic toning and composition.Outstanding.Take care.AnnSmile
Hi to all across the puddle,it's frozen here and our central heating went bust last night.There coming to fix it today.Brrrr.Hugs to all,AnnSmileSmileSmile

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foggytwo
foggytwo e2 Member 1136 forum postsfoggytwo vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 1:02 PM

The delicate shades and tones are really good here Tony and I like the way the light enhances the petals too.Looking forward to seeing the colour version.
Pete.

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KingArthur
KingArthur e2 Member 8KingArthur vcard Malta
26 Nov 2006 - 2:01 PM

Beautiful image, excellent conversion Tony.
The lighting and tones work brilliantly, nice work.

Joe

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 3:30 PM

Nice shot of this lovely gerbera Tony, great light, tones and detail

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 3:53 PM

Romantic and sharp where it needs to be--- the sepia adds to the ambiance!

Congratulations re: your promotion--

Jennnnnnnn

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bunbeam
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26 Nov 2006 - 4:47 PM

beautiful tones.. wonderful image
bunSmile)

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jan 1
jan 1 e2 Member 10jan 1 vcard Netherlands
26 Nov 2006 - 4:49 PM

Wonderfull Flower picture, Tony. Excellent tones and dept.
Jan

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donnaree
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26 Nov 2006 - 5:10 PM

Simple and very lovely!
Great work.

Donna

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uggyy
uggyy e2 Member 92104 forum postsuggyy vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 7:44 PM

Simple, peacefull and well taken and treated..

Tommy

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Pegon
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26 Nov 2006 - 9:50 PM

Lovely light and tones Tony. Nice work.
Pete.

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AZZA_AJD
AZZA_AJD  8 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2006 - 10:23 PM

So glad to be your 30th click
great image.

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 10205 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2006 - 2:43 AM

Tony, This worked out really great. When I first saw it I thought it was a white flower. Beautiful image!
Ty

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rhiw_com
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27 Nov 2006 - 5:53 AM

Almost 3D like quality in this image. Beautifully photographed.

Rg Tony

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Mavis
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27 Nov 2006 - 6:57 AM

Enchanting and beautifully processed xx

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A_Harrison
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27 Nov 2006 - 7:09 AM

Very classy and I like the darkening around the edges.

Allan

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User_Removed
27 Nov 2006 - 10:00 AM

Really nice treatment on this one Tony I look forward to seeing the colour version later so as to compare the two.

Stuart

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91935 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2006 - 10:08 AM

The lighting makes this work Tony, gives good depth to the pic.

ATB
Brian

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arnieg
arnieg e2 Member 10682 forum postsarnieg vcard England
27 Nov 2006 - 11:31 AM

beautiful image nicely done
arnie

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User_Removed
27 Nov 2006 - 12:21 PM

Very delicate work here Tony and very well done my friend

Victor

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GillyB
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27 Nov 2006 - 1:39 PM

Lovely subtle lighting!

gill

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2006 - 6:26 PM

Oh boy...this works SO well, Tony!! I prefer this to the previous red one. I like the way you've presented it too. Uncluttered. Perfect Smile

Andrew

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shitzkit
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27 Nov 2006 - 9:49 PM

it just hits you mate, love it and good lighting too plus i like the colour tone well done

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pcjackso
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27 Nov 2006 - 10:12 PM

It's beautiful Tony,love the lighting and detail
Pauline

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beriah
beriah e2 Member 8beriah vcard Canada
28 Nov 2006 - 1:38 AM

Hi Tony - love this in b&w! nice and crisp and clean - kinda like the snow I'll be sending your way tonight - haha
take care and hugs to all!
Debbie

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daffydill56
daffydill56 e2 Member 11190 forum postsdaffydill56 vcard United Kingdom
28 Nov 2006 - 9:27 AM

Love the soft lighting and tones in this Tony.Nice work.

Fran

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Malc_V
Malc_V e2 Member 8Malc_V vcard England
28 Nov 2006 - 6:20 PM

Beautiful image Tony ... very nicely done.

Malc.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2006 - 7:01 AM

Tony, you are correct. The B&W conversion works well with this shot. -=Walter

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Gavin
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29 Nov 2006 - 7:47 AM

Simple beauty
Gavin

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Norma
Norma e2 Member 9Norma vcard United Kingdom
29 Nov 2006 - 6:24 PM

Lovely treatment Tony

Norma

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104277 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2006 - 6:52 PM

great tones

jeff

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2006 - 8:50 AM

It works for me Tony. A nice effect you have achieved.

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ChristineL
2 Dec 2006 - 5:29 PM

a lovely mono,
Chris.

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sputnki
sputnki e2 Member 10sputnki vcard Canada
3 Dec 2006 - 7:44 PM

Great lines and shadows. Monochrome really works well here!

Doug

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norton
norton e2 Member 11norton vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2006 - 10:04 PM

Excellent image Tony,nicely lit and composed,well captured.....

Tony.

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mandarinkay
mandarinkay e2 Member 11mandarinkay vcard United Kingdom
6 Dec 2006 - 12:25 AM

Fabulous Tony ...... you have gotten so much better with your flower shots I am so pleased you didn't give up ..... this is really lovely! Click*
Karen xxxxx

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2006 - 8:13 PM

Simply fantastic Tony.
Tom.

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Leightonhs
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21 Jan 2007 - 10:46 AM

That's really good Tony.

-Leighton.

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shaggydoo
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21 Mar 2007 - 3:32 PM

A superb photo with excellent lighting
Andrew

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skoffs
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29 Mar 2007 - 12:58 AM

Great detail and lighting. B&W works well.

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