Having fun with black and white hosta pics

mac48025 ( SE michigan)August 12, 2014

An earlier thread inspired me to frame and hang pics of my hostas on the walls. I'm very pleased with the effects of black and white effects and how it really shows the pattern and textures of the hosta leaves. Anyone else use editing effects to good use? Would love to see others artistic photos.

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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

Pic 2

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 6:37PM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

Last one for now

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 6:42PM
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coll_123(5)

Fabulous!!! I never thought they would look so good in B/W, but those are beautiful

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 6:53PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

crikey mac...

I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT ... carp ...

you win one gold star from me ...

ken

ps: i wonder if my camera lets me take BW rather than editing it out... hmmm

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 6:55PM
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coll_123(5)

Here are my attempts at converting some pics

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:26PM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

Carp you say ken? The effect works well for them also :)

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:30PM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

Great pics coll, love the lighting. Here's another from me

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:34PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

thats not the carp i was referring too ... think dyslexia... lol

ken

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:38PM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

I know full well what you meant. :) it gave me a reason to show my koi though!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:41PM
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Jon 6a SE MA

Photobucket 'X-pro' effect:

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:46PM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

Nice jonny. Hosta's are so photogenic. Love the pic of your dog on photo bucket also. I need a pic with my dog in the hosta's. This is as close as I have

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:59PM
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Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

Wow. Never thought they'd look so good in B&W. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 8:03PM
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hostanista

Liberty.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 8:11PM
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hostanista

Fire and Ice.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 8:18PM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

Great pics hostanista. Love the water on liberty. Black and white certainly shows hostas in a dramatic way. Snake eyes

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 8:26PM
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Jon 6a SE MA

Thanks Mac.

Paul's Glory

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 9:47PM
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DelawareDonna(7A)

Grape Fizz

On Stage

Fried Bananas

DD

This post was edited by DelawareDonna on Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 11:11

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 10:26PM
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don_in_colorado

C'mon, Ken; You don't have a camera!

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:27AM
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don_in_colorado

Great pics. This is Lakeside Kaleidoscope

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:47AM
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don_in_colorado

MORE CARP!!! Koi surfacing in pond

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:56AM
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don_in_colorado

Fortunei Aureomarginata

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 1:31AM
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don_in_colorado

Sieboldiana leaf close-up

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 1:36AM
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don_in_colorado

Big Daddy

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 4:26AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

These black and whites are just as stunning as in colour!!! Amazing shots!

Grape Fizz and Lakeside Kaleidoscope and Lakeside Paisley Print are exceptional.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 8:09AM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

Wow. Thanks for so many great contributions everyone. Love your on stage DD and dons sieboldiana close up is stunning. Can't have too many koi pics either!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 8:36AM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

I better add a hosta pic also. A don inspired close up of nigrescens

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 8:38AM
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luuk(9b)

Mac, you had a great idea, BRAVO! ...and congratulations to all for the beautiful pictures, really fantastic.

I love b/w photography, there are subjects that in b/w looks better than in color, especially when the contrasts between tones are strong.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 9:10AM
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hostarhodo

Beautiful

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:32PM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

Luuk, amazing photos. Are you a professional photographer? Real works of art. Are your pics available? I'd definitely would hang them on my walls. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 1:28PM
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Pieter zone 7/8 B.C.

Ken, B&W won't do for those yellow Empress Wu sports. ....

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 5:07PM
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Pieter zone 7/8 B.C.

Duplicate post. ..that's what you get trying posting from your phone. ..

This post was edited by pietertje on Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 8:49

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 5:11PM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

When I saw the title for this thread, I thought oh-oh, maybe I better not have a look at it. Well you see, I like taking pictures of hostas, especially hosta with water drops, fall hostas and closeups. But I don't need to add another photo category---I can barely keep up with the photos that I have taken. And then it happened, I looked and love the pictures herein! So I have Beverly to thank for opening my eyes to fall hosta picture taking, Luuk for closeup photos and now Mac for black and white photos!

Here I go:

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 7:55PM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

My favorite hosta Great Expectations.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 7:56PM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

A black & white with water drops.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 7:58PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

NHL, your last one above, looks like a frosted delectable dessert. Another exceptional thread with everybody participating.....I'm so tired tonight, I'll think about it tomorrow.
Thanks for all the lovelies in B/W.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 8:15PM
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mac48025 ( SE michigan)

Great pics new hosta lady. I'm really liking all the pics, especially the close up's with water droplets. I just had some of my black and whites made into 8x10's and if they turn out well I'll have some large prints made to frame. Thanks again to everyone for their contributions. Brother Stephen

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 8:23PM
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luuk(9b)

NHL and Mac, your last pics are amazing!
Mac, thanks, you're are very kind, I'm a graphic designer.
Nature has always inspired me, in photography, painting and graphics. If it's for personal use I will be happy to send you the pictures in high resolution. Write me at this email: lukugraphic@gmail.com

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 5:36PM
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