Monday, December 28, 2009

Black and White Flower Conversion


Black and White Flower Conversion
Daylily ‘English Witch’
Hemerocallis
(hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)

Normally the black and white flower pictures that appear on this site are shot in monochrome. This one was converted from a color photograph to black and white using Nik Software’s conversion software. There was kind of a yellow color cast to the color photo that just wouldn’t go away so I decided to try and convert it.


‘English Witch’ is a reblooming Daylily that grows to about 26 inches tall. The flowers measure 4.5 inches and it is a tetraploid type. A tetraploid is, according to Daylily Paradise.com:

“A daylily either has 22 or 44 chromosomes. A diploid has 22 chromosomes and a tetraploid has 44 chromosomes. A tetraploid daylily will generally have larger flowers, larger plants, and better flower substance than a diploid. A diploid can have large flowers, large plants and great flower substance, although if the same diploid plant is converted to a tetraploid, the plants' characteristics will be enhanced.”

Tomorrow’s flower will not be a Daylily!

4 comments:

Janet said...

Interesting info on the chromosomes of the daylilies. I think I read that once before. I would be drawn to the larger flowered varieties.

Misti said...

Do you shoot in RAW format? if so you could change the color cast that way.

I do like how the b&w turned out!

happilyretired said...

Wow ... both are beautiful but methinks I like the monochrome version best today. Thanks for the info on Day Lilies ... who knew? Now I do ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

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