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White on White

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 21 January 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This is the rose that sat atop the thorny stem in the previous post. I took several views I liked, but the vision I had when I began photographing was a gentle 'white on white.' Only a very gentle vignette blur was applied. I converted in Nik SilverEfex Pro.

We have so many options for processing today to create different looks; I may post some variations on this lovely rose in the days to come. As artists and photographers, one of the 'rules of the road' is to work the subject!

Thanks to those who provided wonderful examples of contrasts in nature. It's amazing that this soft rose grew on the same stem as a thorn! Nature is full of paradoxes.

NIKON D300 2/5 seconds F/22.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

A compelling treatment. The subtleties of beauty come through nicely.

21 Jan 2010 5:55am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

You are brave to attempt white on white...and you were extremely successful. This is an elegant shot.
I will look forward to other looks created by other treatment. Go for it !!! ;-)

21 Jan 2010 6:40am

Philippe from Pertuis, France

very nice smooth feeling !!

21 Jan 2010 7:03am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

This is lovely, Barbara. I like the angle of view, composition and soft delicate shades of grey. I also like the central bud (?) which is not rounded as usual but rather spiky. I'm also looking forward to seeing next variations of this. I lack vision myself to try different treatment on high-key photos and I'm sure I have a LOT to learn, yet ;)

21 Jan 2010 7:06am

Rags from Plano, United States

Very beautiful.

21 Jan 2010 7:58am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


21 Jan 2010 7:11pm

Sandy from United States

This is so lovely. A snow rose.

21 Jan 2010 10:45pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

I see what you mean by a white on white week! This is just lovely! Beautifully photographed and presented. I look forward to more variations.

21 Jan 2010 10:53pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so sweet !!!
kisses !

21 Jan 2010 11:03pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Processing here is striking!! Love to see what you do with these lovelies......

22 Jan 2010 12:09am

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

beautiful, it would make lovely wedding paper

22 Jan 2010 12:23am

Kenny Couch from Spring, United States


22 Jan 2010 2:05am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is so elegant, and beautifully understated! I love the perfect shapes and lines of the rose that show so well in white.

22 Jan 2010 3:17am

Eduardo from Bahia Blanca, Argentina


22 Jan 2010 11:43pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Oh Barbara!!!! I absolutely love this!!! So delicate and perfect.

23 Jan 2010 1:59pm

Mike from California, United States

Barbara, I like the "soft mood" this image evokes.

23 Jan 2010 9:46pm

Marilyn Cornwell from Toronto, Canada

Very understated and sophisticated!

23 Jan 2010 10:26pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

White beauty!

24 Jan 2010 12:13am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I love this photo. Great composition and colors.

26 Jan 2010 5:23pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Thanks to you all for commenting. Very appreciative!

27 Jan 2010 2:33am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

I fell in love with this one - wonderful!

2 Feb 2010 10:28am

2/5 seconds
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)