Here We Go Again 22

By woolybill1
Before setting off for Gibside on a pre-booked visit I had been thinking about the technique I had explored at Beamish, using a fast-ish full-frame lens on a M4/3 adapter, and finding other suitable subjects. As usual it took me a while to get round to trying it out; this is a preliminary using a M4/3 zoom; I was just getting my eye in, 'cycling myself up' as Compo Simmonite once said.

As usual I have no idea what the flower is. I don't tend to retain these non-mechanical details . . . The background is an 18th century brick wall in the Orangery at Gibside.

Thanks to everyone for v&c yesterday, with double thanks to Chrissy for the U.A. All very much appreciated.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Flower Black and white Flowers and plants

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Robert51 12 7 110 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2020 8:06AM
Sometime back I did a bit about "can flowers look good in black and white". I think your wonderful image proves they can. Great job.
jacomes Plus
5 26 32 Portugal
30 Nov 2020 8:10AM
Delicate softness of the flower contrasted against the brick. Great mono shot Bill.
30 Nov 2020 8:48AM
Lovely study of this unknown flower.

Lory Smile
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
30 Nov 2020 8:50AM
mono suits very well
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
30 Nov 2020 8:52AM
Beautifully captured and processed!

saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
30 Nov 2020 9:00AM
I'd clone out the flower spoiling the view of that fascinating old wall.Tongue Better still, move two paces to the right, and recompose, focusing totally on the texture and detail of the bricks...Wink
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2020 9:39AM
I think it's some type of lily, though I'm not really a flower person myself. You've managed to isolate the subject well against that non-botanical background. A beauty and the beast image - not easy in mono. Splendid work, Bill.
30 Nov 2020 10:04AM
It's neither a daffodil nor a rose, but beyond that I'm not big on flower ID.
30 Nov 2020 10:06AM
beautiful bg separation
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2020 10:19AM
It works well, Bill. I've no idea what it is?

Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
30 Nov 2020 1:18PM
Interesting and effective technique. ( I think it's an amaryllis.)
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
30 Nov 2020 3:20PM
I know nowt about flowers, so couldn't say what it is. Whatever, it looks good and works very nicely in mono, and the shallow depth of field helps lift to from the background 😃👍
Trev 😀
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
30 Nov 2020 4:39PM
Excellent mono Bill. I'm no horticultural expert but i'd guess that it's a self raising flower, well, it's
definitely not plain Blush
BobbyMS Plus
3 4 1
30 Nov 2020 5:10PM
Whilst all about you is a great big blur, you dare to stand out and flaunt your curves.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2020 6:09PM
Excellent floral... Stunning 3D effect...
Isabel GrinGrin
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
30 Nov 2020 6:39PM
An interesting technique---I think Joline knows the flower---

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