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Calle Lilies

Calle Lilies
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Copyright: Stephen Mahlstedt (smahlst) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 14] (74)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Rain Forest, Flowers
Camera: Canon 1Ds (since sold), Tamron 28-300mm (since sold)
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-23 7:15
Viewed: 4418
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I captured this image while visiting the Termas de Papallacta Spa, about 40 miles east of Quito. Many Calle Lilies were planted around the property and I found myself looking at them often. The flowers hadn't quite opened up all the way yet, giving them a sort of sexy, curvy look. Most of the lilies were planted around the sides of the buildings, so the backdrop wasn't pleasing or interesting. I found a pair of lilies that were lit by the morning sun with a background that was still in shadow. This particular pair of flowers seems to be dancing or courting each other. I thought black and white would do this composition the most justice...giving it more of an artistic touch.

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  • Nagel (8)
  • [2008-06-23 13:24]

Hi Stephen,
wonderful composition in B/W. Interesting pov and good contrasts. I love calle lilies, anyway.
tfs, Heike

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