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Having fun with black and white hosta pics

Posted by mac48025 none (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 12, 14 at 18:32

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


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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


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Here are my attempts at converting some pics

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


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


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

ken


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


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Photobucket 'X-pro' effect:

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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


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


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Liberty.


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Fire and Ice.


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


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Thanks Mac.

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Paul's Glory


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Grape Fizz

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On Stage
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Fried Bananas
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DD

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


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

Don B.


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Great pics. This is Lakeside Kaleidoscope

Don B.


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MORE CARP!!! Koi surfacing in pond

Don B.


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Fortunei Aureomarginata


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Sieboldiana leaf close-up


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Big Daddy


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

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


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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!


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


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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.

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Beautiful


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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.


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


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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


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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:


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My favorite hosta Great Expectations.


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A black & white with water drops.


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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.


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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


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  • Posted by luuk 9b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 14, 14 at 17:36

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


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