July 30, 2012

i stole their color.....











i stole their color after they stole my heart
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armed with just my creative lenses, we walked to the sunflower field. the sun was starting to give up, having burned all day, and was falling to the ground. first i used my wide angle lens. i reached into the field, letting it shoot whatever it wanted, never looking through the viewfinder. my lens-baby was up next and honestly, with a field of flowers and nothing large to focus on, she became bored.
granted, we created a few shots together, but she would have rather been at an amusement park.
so, the wide angle went back on and this time i took control and really concentrated on what i wanted to capture. we had a blast. honestly, i rarely use this lens, but during the golden hour in the wild land of sunflowers, she was my best friend.
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26 comments:

  1. You did good! I really like the over exposure. It has given me ideas. Thanks, Beth. xo Jenny

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  2. Oh! Bravo! They're so pretty, even with no color.

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  3. I love these. I would say they're so pretty *especially* with no colour. There's something really wonderful about photographing brightly coloured things in black and white. I think it helps us see them in a new way, see perhaps their mystery or hidden essence. See them dancing in partnership with the light.

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  4. I just think you simply can't go wrong with sunflowers. Period. Lovely photos once again, Beth! --Katie

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  5. Beth, these are exquisite. Absolutely exquisite.

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  6. I really like this style of photography. The close up of the flowers--4th down--is my favorite!

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  7. Beth, these are gorgeous!
    Couldn't pick a favorite, if I had to.
    So very beautiful.

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  8. wow! ghost sunflowers!
    you're amazing:)
    -Jennifer

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  9. It sounds like you had fun stealing their color! I'm sure the sunflowers are glad to know that they're still beautiful.

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  10. These are unexpected, lovely pictures. I really like your creativity in taking and processing these shots.

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  11. Very beautiful, Beth – removing the color leaves their abstract and graphic form which is so dramatic!

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  13. Oh, they all look so wonderful! There's something about the second one that calls out to me, perhaps it's the the texture...I love it. Hope you're having a good week!

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  14. Love your take on them....

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  15. I love that first shot, just the bones of the blossoms.

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  16. Nice! I have been trying to used my other lens more this week. A friend was using a macro lens for photographing scenery larger than a ladybug. It gave me ideas. Now your wide angle lens definitely was behaving itself here. It does look fine.

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  17. Lovely! I can feel the color and warmth anyway!

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  18. You take the colour away but leave the breathless in!

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  19. You sure did and they're awsome

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  20. When I do this it looks like my camera broke. When you do it, it is the finest of photography and amazing art. Nuf said! (Smile!)

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  21. It is fun to play sometimes! Wonderful surprise to love them in black and white!

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  22. What a wonderful set of photos, great combo of light and lens.

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  23. Looking through your posts, I am once again awed by: the sheer number of them, and the absolute creativity of what you write and photograph! HOW do you come up with your ideas? You are amazing!

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  24. yes, yes, she was. just gorgeous.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth