Just Hostas 1

mctavish6May 29, 2012

I've been taking pictures again.... Here is the first part of a series of the whole picture being hosta. They are either cropped or taken close up with interesting light and water. Hope you enjoy them.

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andi_mn(z4MN)

love, love, love your pictures.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 9:06PM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

I really like the shot of Ming Jade. Very interesting and unique perspective!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 9:29PM
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jan_on zone 5b

Your photos are absolutely fascinating. My favourites are 'Arc de Triomphe' and 'Philadelphia', but every one is a masterpiece. What a creative eye you have. Thank you for sharing your vision.
Jan

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 9:40PM
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donna_in_sask

Beautiful photography! My favourites are the first and last.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 9:44PM
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bkay2000

Thanks, I really enjoyed your show!

bkay

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 9:55PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Beautiful McT.

Paul

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 10:03PM
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CindyCRNA(6a)

Oh my, Arc de Triomphe! Wow!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 10:05PM
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alexis717_df

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures. I bet they would look fabulous blown up and mounted on the wall.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 10:08PM
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veryblessed(6)

Beautiful pictures, what camera/lens are you using?
Thanks,
James

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 10:14PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Damn, you are good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Babka

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 10:14PM
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mbug_gw

Beautiful plants and photography!!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 11:02PM
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Wendys_garden(5b Great Lakes)

McTavish, your photos are breathtaking! I always enjoy your photographs, and this is above and beyond! Stunning.

Wendy

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 11:23PM
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hostaLes(5)

Myrle - I have pictured my living room decorated with a huge 3' x 4' painting of a hosta leaf hanging on it as a piece of art. Your Sky Dancer photo sets the standard for anything I might want framed on my wall. Absolutely gorgeous: works of art with a camera. My sincerest compliments.

Les

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 11:33PM
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sandyslopes z5 northern UT

Inspiring as always! At first I thought, ahh, I'm not into the close-ups, but WOW! That Ming Jade is so interesting. Love the bright white on Patriot, and the drops of water on Cold Heart. You're the one who also got me to appreciate the beauty of the fall colors on hosta.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 3:13AM
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tomahawkclaim

Stunning! Nance

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 7:10AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

sublime ....

and will you do a post on your panorama vista.. again ...

ken

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 7:46AM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Beautiful,as always Myrle! And BTW,welcome back! We have missed you. Phil

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 9:11AM
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alyciaadamo(3/4)

It's your pictures that have made me want half the hostas that are in my yard! Beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 11:13AM
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evermore_gw z 4/5 NB

I think that the pic of Arc de Triomphe could win a prize. What a brilliant blending of nature, art, and metaphor. By focusing on the underside of the leaf and the veins, you show us that this hosta is built like a medieval cathedral, with vaulted arches. Take a look at pics of the the ceiling of the cathedral at Chartres or any other Gothic cathedral. Same thing. Arc de Triomphe says it all.

Steve

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 12:59PM
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hostasformez4(4/5)

Myrle, What a gifted individual you are!!!! I haven't been on the forum for a few weeks and on a whim I decided to visit today. What a treat to see your wonderful hosta pictures.

I have had heel surgery and am unable to put weight on my foot for 6 weeks so not much gardening for me this summer. After that a cast for 6 weeks and then I'll be done and free of pain. That means no driving for 3 months so I am house bound.

I haven't been out to walk through my garden for 2 1/2 weeks and it will be some time till I can again. Can just look out my windows so I am missing a lot.

Will check in to see your next additions to the forum.

Connie

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 2:00PM
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evermore_gw z 4/5 NB

Thought I would show you what I mean by vaulted arches, as in H. Arc de Triomphe. Here is an example from Kings College Chapel in Cambridge, England. See how McT's photo captures this idea.

Steve

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 4:17PM
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hostamo(4)

Thanks for the amazing photos... really brightened my day

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 9:12PM
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mctavish6

Thank you all again. I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

James, I don't have a camera lens other than what is on a Canon Power Shot sx210is. I'm very amateur when it comes to photography. Fortunately the camera does all the work. I just provide the material to shoot and somewhat of an eye for composition.

Ken, I'll post some view shots in a bit. I took some yesterday and haven't looked at them yet.

Glad to be back Phil, at least when it's raining. We are just into spring here. On Stage is only half open for example. I still have SO much to do. I've moved 100 plants so far. That's what I get for putting them too close together in the first place but then, I don't much like space between and have no patience to wait for the full look.

alyciaadamo, Most of the hostas I have were gotten as a result of pictures of the plants belonging to people on this forum. You see something and know you have to have it. Last year a late addition to one of my orders was Lakeside Prophecy. Someone posted a great picture here. Fortunately Sebright had it and the plant was wonderful from the beginning.

Steve, how very interesting. The cathedral picture does have the feeling of Arc de Triomphe. Good eye.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 12:37PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

And here I come along belatedly--but handing you the Georgia O'Keefe of the Hosta World Award! Impressive, to say the least.

Kate

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 11:26AM
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