Monday, December 28, 2009

Black and White Flower Conversion

Black and White Flower Conversion
Daylily ‘English Witch’

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

“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!


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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