Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pink!

Lately I have been posting artwork and photographs featuring one particular colour per post.  Today it is pink.  These photographs are of an indoor, exotic orchid brought outside to photograph in sunlight with clear blue sky as backdrop.  Enjoy!  Tell me which one you like . . .
























21 comments:

  1. I think they're all absolutely stunning - there's something about orchids. But that last one, with the sun shining through the petals... wow.

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  2. can we say "all of them!!!?" beautiful - we shared a clear blue sky today bonnie - the second day in a row!!! wow eh?!!! steven

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  3. I like the first and last one best...In both I can visualize a bird with great flowing wings...bearing a gift! Of course, I do see a beautiful flower too!

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  4. I really, really can't choose just one! I do love the pink against the sky but the veins of the orchid showing it's delicate nature are truly stunning!

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  5. I have to agree with Alicia, the veins are illuminated in a way that really draws you in. I don't know without the help of the sun that one would even notice them otherwise :) I love the varying angles you have, so I couldn't pick just one.

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  6. I like the second one best. The last one is appealing too as I see a puppy's head over a tiger's head.

    I've just had another look and I can see the same in the first one.

    A lovely flower and photography.

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  7. Beautiful pictures! I love the ones with the blue sky behind them... the blue next to the pink is gorgeous!!

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  8. lol! which ONE?? Now that's funny. Umm... i like that one, that one, that one, that one, that one, and that one. Did I miss any?

    Awesome pictures!

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  9. Definitely a puppy's face and a tiger's face!! Um, I'd just come in from the garden; perhaps heat stroke? Can't anyone else see that?

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  10. I love them all, let me count the ways....The first, for the way the beads of pink light show the orchid is made of water, and invites you to drink it in. The second, as a composition with the filigree curls, the large rhythmic shapes, the way the shapes echoe each other. The third for the way the sunlight is palpable, and outlines the flowers, and there is ballet-like tension between the blooms on each side of the stalk--motionless and dancing. The fourth for softness, simplicity, and combining in/out of focus. The fifth for sun just offstage and shadows, translucence and intense pinks against blue. The most abstract of them. Maybe my favorite. The sixth for the mudra it makes, as if it were an altar itself, "come in and pray with me." What great photos. Delicious.

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  11. Hi Everyone: Thanks so much for your great feedback! I think my request for you to tell me which one you like was rather silly - they are all so much the same - and yet you are all so patient with me, and indulge me. Guess I will let it stand so all the comments will make sense.

    I removed my comment above because I had teased Alaine, asking her what pain meds she was on because she could see a puppy's head over a tiger's head in the flower. I had second thoughts - because the tone of my teasing can, of course, not be heard in the remark - and I did not want to offend. Well, I should have known Alaine would get my little joke - as you can see from her sweet response above.

    I also went back and stared and squinted and had another sip of wine - and yes, I am beginning to see a little puppy head over a yellow tiger head.
    I thought I saw more Georgia O'Keefe type images myself - but better stick with puppies and tigers. :) :) ;) ;)

    Thanks Alaine!!!

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  12. They are all so pretty, Bonnie. I especially love the first one...I like the detail in the flower with just a hint of the blue sky in the background. I also love the 4th one shot coming from the back of the orchid...a shot usually not done, but it is simple...looks very sweet and peaceful to me :D
    I like this color theme you have going on. It's fun!

    PS: You made me fall out of bed laughing at your comments to Grizzly on his blog this morning...You two should go on the road and form a comedy team...so hysterical! Thanks for making me literally fall out of bed laughing! Loved it!

    xox

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  13. Loon: My goodness - I don't know how to respond. Could you provide descriptive text for all my photographs and artwork??? You see things I didn't and convey in words what I thought only the images could portray. Wow. Thank you.

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  14. ChicGeek: Thank you!!

    For those of you who don't know, "Grizzly" as ChicGeek describes him is the "Grizzled Scribe" from the blog "Riverdaze". He is an amazing writer and photographer generally posting about what he observes by the river where he lives.

    I left a comment - sort of challenging him on the misleading title of his last post - and he responded with some very funny suggestions for me. I then commented again - about having followed his suggestions - and he responded with such wit and such a way with words. It really was a hoot. Check out "Riverdaze" for a great blog to follow.

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  15. Well, I want to know if I passed with flying colours? - pink, in this instance. I bet I could have seen a lot more if I'd had a couple of wines but it was only lunch time.

    However, it's now well past 'wine o'clock' and I'm going to pour a bubbly, after my hot work in the garden today. Salute!

    P.S. Only joshing, I know it wasn't an intelligence test - or was it?........

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  16. Hi Bonnie

    I am very fond of orchids and often have one indoors - they last so long. I have a purple one on the dining table that has been flowering since I bought it in early May for my daughter's birthday...and it still is throwing out new buds...My daughter's name Ae-Ran, means Love Orchid...

    Happy days

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  17. I'm not a pink person at all, and yet flowers are the only exception to the rule. And photos of pink flowers, too. So, many thanks for such stellar images.

    Greetings from London.

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  18. A very beautiful shade of pink. I can't choose either, but the contrast between the vibrant blue of the sky and the intense pink of the flower is striking.

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  19. a lovely combination of colour. Photos 1, 2 and 4 and my personal favourites in t.his set

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  20. I'm all about the third love. Like the composition.

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