Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 05/26/2013


Photo taken on May 25, 2013


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145/365: "The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

145/365: "The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A couple of days ago I visited one of my friend's photography stream and was stunned by the beauty of a picture he shared, that of a Rhododendron flower shown in black & white. I have been struggling with our Rhododendron flowers and unhappy with the pictures I've gotten. However, with the inspiration that Dr. Ewan filled me with, I went out this morning and took some pictures, and then transformed this one into a sepia monochrome which has the dreamy qualities I'd hoped to achieve. I would have never thought to turn this purple flower into a b/w image, thanks for the inspiration, Dr. Ewan! :)

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. Wikipedia: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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9 comments - The latest ones
Dr. Ewan
Dr. Ewan
Thank you Janet, I guess we all draw inspiration from each other. You are always my expert in this field and I draw a lot from you! Beautifully done as always!
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
This is beautiful, Janet. I just love your treatment of it, turning a straightforward flower shot into art. Great thinking!
4 years ago.
Marika's
Marika's
Beautifully shot and edited! I've done a good few mono eitions of my flower shots and not all flowers work. But it seems rhodos do! :)
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
soft tones/beautiful!!
4 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
wonderful transformation Janet.
4 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
This does look very beautiful! May have to try it with a few of my more gaudy coloured specimens! :)
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Exceptional composition.
4 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Very beautiful work.
4 years ago.
Yannis
Yannis
So nicely and precisely captured! Wonderful image!
4 years ago.