Valfal

Valfal

Posted on 03/27/2016


Photo taken on March 27, 2016


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The Elemental Easter Egg

The Elemental Easter Egg
I have always loved the simple beauty of an egg; nature's version of minimalistic art.

Eggs have always been considered a representation of new life. The reason why Easter and eggs are so closely linked was probably due to eggs being forbidden during Lent. During the strict Lenten fast of forty days no eggs were eaten. It was during Easter that the consumption of eggs resumed after the strict Lenten fast. Eggs were thus a mainstay of Easter meals, and a prized Easter gift for children and servants. Read more at www.theholidayspot.com/easter/history/icons/easter_egg.htm#G52lq0lsVuGlrqWJ.99

Happy Easter to all my ipernity friends! :-)

Berny, Gisela Plewe, Potochat, Maria Zarębska and 63 other people have particularly liked this photo


107 comments - The latest ones
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Great shot Val - I had never realised how difficult it was to take a picture of an egg!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to PaulOClassic©
Thanks so much, Paul! I know all too well how difficult it is to photograph eggs. It is only thanks to my full spectrum light that I could take this one the way I envisioned it. ;-)
22 months ago.
Katja
Katja
Viele Grüße!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Katja
Vielen danke, Katja! :-))
22 months ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Beauty !!!!!
Happy Easter !
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Jadviga Grase
Thank you so much, Jadviga! :-))
22 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Nicely minimalistic, Valerie! The simpler it looks the more difficult to achieve.
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Gudrun
Thank you so much, Gudrun, and welcome to TSC! :-))
22 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Perfect !
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Pam J
Thank you so very much, Pam! :-))
22 months ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Great simplicity and wonderful lighting.
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to fragglerocks
Thank you so very much, Fraggle :-))
22 months ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Une très belle photo. Happy Easter.
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Hélène Lombard
Merci beaucoup, Helene! :-)
22 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Really eggceptional, Val. Bravo!!

And Happy Easter to you and your family. :)
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thank you so very much, Karen! You're a good egg ;-))
22 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset has replied to Valfal
lol, Val! :D
22 months ago.
Laurence
Laurence
Simplement original**
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Laurence
Merci beaucoup, Laurence! :-))
22 months ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Simple but beautiful and not easy to take!

Happy Easter, Val!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Dida From Augsburg
Thank you very much, Dida! :-))
22 months ago.
elvigiadelosamaneceres.com
elvigiadelosamanecer…
Happy Easter!. La imagen en blanco y negro es preciosa. Felicidades
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to elvigiadelosamanecer…
Muchas gracias, Elvi! :-))
22 months ago.
Andy
Andy
Happy Easter
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Andy
Thanks so much, Andy :-))
22 months ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Superb.
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Monica Meeneghan
Thank you so much, Monica :-))
22 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Superbe conjugaison d'ombre et de lumiere ..!
Admirable ********
Happy easter
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Malik Raoulda
Merci beaucoup, Malik! :-))
22 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Simply perfect for Easter Valerie. Very original. Great use of light
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Ecobird
Thank you so much, Carol :-))
22 months ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
The simple way of perfection ... light and dark .... a shadow play
... a wonderful work, Val !

Happy Easter to you !
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Heidiho
Wow, thanks so much, Heidi! :-))
22 months ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
Wonderfully minimal and well lit, well balanced image, very harmonious
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Amazingstoker
Thanks so very much, Stoker :-)
22 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding minimalism!

I saw it in
www.ipernity.com/group/minimalist-realsubjects
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to William Sutherland
Thanks so very much, William! :-))
22 months ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
eine feine Aufnahme! Frohe Ostern!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Chrissy
Vielen danke, Chrissy! :-))
22 months ago.
Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm
Wonderful impression ! Happy easter, Valfal !
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Percy Schramm
Thank you so much, Percy!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Zulma
Thank you, Zulma :-)
22 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Such a pure shape is a feast for the eyes, Val ! Happy Easter Sunday !!!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Thank you so much, Marie-Claire! :-))
22 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Your wonderful image has been seen and admired in Pictorials
22 months ago.
Esther
Esther
Marvelous lighting on this egg.
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Esther
Thanks so very much, Esther! :-))
22 months ago.
H C
H C
Looks really great in blackandwhite. I like how you got the light on the edge of the egg.
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to H C
Thank you so very much, Harriet :-))
22 months ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Great study of light and shadows =)
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Sami Serola
Thank you so much, Sami! :-))
22 months ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
There is great beauty in simple lines and this portrays that thought beautifully! :)
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Clickity Click
Thank you very much, Chris! :-))
22 months ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen
PhLB - Luc Boonen
great treatment Valerie, harmonic is the right word
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to PhLB - Luc Boonen
Thank you so much, Luc! :-))
22 months ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
That single egg looks great in the light you captured it in, and amazing detail in the shell, as well.

A wonderful Easter to you and yours, Val.
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thanks so very much, Dave :-))
22 months ago.
LutzP
LutzP
One eggsclusive egg in eggcellent b&w
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to LutzP
You shelled out some kind words, Lutz; thanks so much! ;-))
22 months ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Fabulous Val!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to John Lawrence
Thank you very much, John! :-))
22 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Immaculately photographed !!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Larry Drummond
Wow, thanks so much, Larry! :-))
22 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Beautifully simple, beautifully lit, Happy Easter Val
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Judith Jannetta
Thank you so very much, Judith :-))
22 months ago.
RatRod
RatRod
O val , what a clever shot.
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to RatRod
Thank you so very much, Vince! :-))
22 months ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Very classy shot Val
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Janano -
Thank you so very much, Jan! :-))
22 months ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Wonderful photo Val!
Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Zsuzsa
Thank you so much, Zsuzsa! :-))
22 months ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Dramatic presentation! Well done!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Gillian Everett
Thank you very much, Gillian!
22 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Excellent, well done.
Have a great new week ;-)
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thank you so much, June :-))
22 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Loving your minimalist take on the challenge Val ... the detail on the surface of the egg is, dare I say it, rather eggsquisite! ;)
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to autofantasia
Thank you so very much, Paul! I have to admit that I am egged on by your encouraging words ;-))
22 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Valfal
You and your puns Val ... you crack me up at times! ;)
22 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thank you for sharing your beautiful capture with us.

Stunning Shots on Black
22 months ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
very basic yes, but well done
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Wierd Folkersma
Thank you very much, Wierd :-))
22 months ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Yes, a real excellent picture, Valerie ! ******
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Christiane
Thank you so very much, Christiane! :-))
22 months ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
22 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
C'est Magnifique et j'ai beaucoup aimé ton article !!!!!!!
De Joyeuses Pâques en retard, mais de bon coeur !
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Danielle
Merci beaucoup, chere Danielle! :-))
22 months ago.
Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
'Sehr schöne Aufnahme, ich hoffe du hattest ein schönes Osterfest und wünsche dir eine schöne Woche!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Doris Weißschnur
Vielen Danke, Doris! :-))
22 months ago.
Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema
I like the simplicity and light of this photo
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Diederik Santema
Thank you so much, Diederik :-))
22 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Wishing you a happy, belated Easter!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to William Sutherland
Thanks very much, William! :-))
22 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Well done.
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to J. Gafarot
Thank you so much! :-))
22 months ago.
Rainer D - Nous Sommes Unis
Rainer D - Nous Somm…
Wonderful light and shadow !!
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Rainer D - Nous Somm…
Thank you so much, Rainer! :-)
22 months ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
I love that subtle texture. Very inspiring
22 months ago.
Valfal has replied to Fantasyfan
Thank you so very much, Sanna :-))
22 months ago.