Sunday Stills: Yellow

Beauty on the Other Side
Beauty on the Other Side
Dazzling Yellow
Dazzling Yellow
Unbeelievably Gorgeous
Unbeelievably Gorgeous

Participate in the challenge: http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-yellow-2/

 

Goodbye Floral Beauty

We will be moving office locations this week, so being the sentimental person that I am, I decided to venture out and capture the beautiful floral that I often walk by on a daily basis, as I will no longer see them.  Beautiful Flora, I hope you continue to flourish and bring beauty to all that behold you.  Please know that you will be missed.

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Purple Flower
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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Flowers

Metallic Flora

I love taking photos of flowers because they are beautiful elements in nature with interesting shapes, colors and contrast.  Most flowers look best in color, so it takes a special flower to dazzle in black and white.  For this challenge, I decided to look for the flowers with minimal color, but lots of contrast and repetition.  Since I didn’t have time to take new photos, all of these are previous photos that I have taken in color, but converted to black and white in Photoshop using the Channel Mixer tool.  I hope you enjoy them.

Photos taken at the New York Botanical Garden

This image is my favorite because it resembles a steel sculpture.  The original leaves were green with purple streaks.

Metallic Flora
Metallic Flora
Colorful Leaves
Colorful Leaves
A Little Like Plastic
A Little Like Plastic

Photos taken in Phoenix, Arizona @ the Desert Botanical Garden

Cactus Swirls
Cactus Swirls
Cactus Blossom
Cactus Blossom