First peony blossom of the season.
Oh, do click it bigger.
The fragrance makes me swoon.
Go ahead. Weigh in.
Any exciting plans for the weekend?
I hope to take a ride in the country. A little ride along a country road. Maybe I’ll see these wee beasties again.
You know what to do. Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1…
9 thoughts on “Close Shot Friday 055”
Hello Elen 🙂
Great captures , Have a great weekend it sounds perfect !!!
Thank you, Nigel!
Prefer the colour. All-white loses the detail. Weekend plans? Yes I do: watch England lose, shoot head shots for someone else’s blog, watch a young man finish his sidewalk pastel of John A MacDonald, but no bar.
Yes, I agree. It loses detail. Thanks so much for your comment. I like your weekend plans!
I like the idea of the black-and-white, but I agree with buntymcc that the details are lost. You might try reprocessing it. You should be able to keep all of the detail even when you render it black-and-white.
Thank you, Daniel. I shall poke at it and see.
I like them both (peonies are one of my favorites), but i give the color an edge. There’s a subtle delicacy in it that gets lost, I think, in the monochrome one. I do a lot of cloud shots, and I debate a lot about whether they look better with or without the light blue of the sky – not to mention the change that happens in the white of the clouds.
Sometimes, with bright and boisterous colors, I may like the B&W better, but with subtle colors I MAY like the color better. Judgement call, personal taste, who knows? 8^)
Peonies rule! Thanks so much for your thoughts here. Yes, something does get lost in translation. The first shot, I sort of want to tuck in and see what’s going on in that blossom.
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