Monday, August 31, 2009

Decorative Dahlia 'Vancouver'

Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Vancouver'

Yesterday turned out to be pretty nice weather wise and this Dahlia presented it itself for a picture. For some reason I felt like shooting some black and whites and was switching the camera from monochrome to color depending on the flower. ‘Vancouver’ does seem to have some color variations among the flowers. It is a completely huge Dahlia that was actually flopping over. The flower had to be picked up and held to see the top. So this was shot one handed. The color seems to be purple-pink and the white tips add a lot to the attractiveness.

This is the plant in the second B&W picture:
Ox-eye Chamomile
Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise'
(AN-them-is) (tink-TOR-ee-uh)

I am always fascinated by botanical photographers that take little bits of gone by or outright dead flowers and turn them into beautiful images. This is my little try on a dead Daisy. This photo probably wouldn’t have worked in color.

1 comment:

Janet said...

It is so interesting when you look at a black and white photo, sometimes you get movement within the photo. That Dahlia seems to ??um... undulate? perhaps. nice.